Greece today faced massive street protests over a new budget, which would implement deep austerity measures. Buildings were burned and over 100,000 turned out in Athens alone to protest the Government’s actions. However, the Government faced an attack on another front as well.
The hacker group known as Anonymous has voiced support with the protesters and taken down several Greek official Government websites. At the time of this writing http://www.visitgreece.gr/ appears to be inacessible.
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Few days back the Greek Ministry of Justice Website was also defaced by Anonymous but for a different reason and it was replaced with the following message from the group:
We know EVERYTHING, We have your PASSWORDS , We are watching YOU.
NEXT TARGET WILL BE ALL THE MEDIA IN GREECE. ( ertTV , etc )
WE HAVE MOST OF THE MEDIA WEBSITES ADMIN PASSWORDS.
We are Legion . This is JUST the BEGINNING.
www.ministryofjustice.gr is just an example of what we are capable of!
You have 2 weeks to stop ACTA in Greece otherwhise we will do CYBERWARFARE by defacing 300 sites and all the media and ministries.
Currently the following sites have been targeted by Anonymous (TNW reports):
People familiar with the matter have told ValueWalk that they believe the next target will be the websites of Ministry of Fishing and National Bank Of Greece.
Update at 8:45 pm EST:
The Greek Parliament website is under-attack:
TANGO DOWN: Greek Parliament website: hellenicparliament.gr #Syntagma #12fgr #Greece
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) February 12, 2012
Update at 9:10 pm EST:
The official website for Central Intelligence Agency – www.cia.gov is down.