On 1st of July the Canadian Government websites were attacked by the hacker group Anonymous. The group says the attack is a response to recent announcement that the government made, announcement which provides the promotion of a new law. They do not agree and are not followers of this law which gives more rights to Canadian intelligence services. They said in a post to “Pastebin” some very impressive words “We protest against the systemic invasion of privacy by government and corperate [sic] entities around the world”. “We stand ardent in our defiance to all those who would take away our rights and freedoms.”
Their strategies were well tuned, they attacked the major websites, those which could affect the most, they attacked first the website of the Minister of Justice. The sites of some lobbyists and senators were also targeted. In a video posted to YouTube on the same day, Anonymous said it was targeting the federal government for passing a bill it said was a “clear violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”
After the attack confirmed that the group did not take any data from the government websites who were suspended for several hours, they wanted to advise those who deal with these servers to work more on the security of these websites hosting, because it relieves so such attacks.
Hoping this, they believed that if they attack multiple websites, the government will perform quickly their desires and so everything will be adjust faster. Certainly is not the first time when such things happen and when it comes to such protests, isn’t the first time that Anonymous has gone after the Canadian government, after previous cyber-snooping legislation was introduced in 2011, Anonymous unveiled a similar campaign .
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