Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Anonymous defaces Greek Ministry of Justice website in protest over ACTA

Anonymous has theGreek Ministry of Justice website(cached version) in an apparent protest against the signing of thecontroversial ACTA trty by the Greekgovernment, warning authorities that it will take down over 300media and ministry sites if it doesn’t reverse its course.The site is currently “Under Construction” following the attack but was amended to display a message from the online collective, stating that its next target would be “all the media in Greece” and that it had the admin s of most media websites in the country.Its message in fullWe know EVERYTHING, We have your S , We are watching YOU.NEXT TARGET WILL BE ALL THE MEDIA IN GREECE. ( ert , etc )WE HAVE MOST OF THE MEDIA WEBSITES ADMIN S.We are Legion . This is JUST the 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.Greek police have confirmed the incident,updating its Twitter accountwith a message that its Cybercrime division’s investigation on the Ministry of Justice attack is alrdy in progress.Whilst Anonymous attacks Greece’s signing of the ACTA trty, it also states in an official that a decision to join the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will “introduce a new dictatorship upon your people’s shoulders and allowed the bankers and the monarchs of the EU to enslave them both economically and politically.”The country is currently facing a huge debt crisis and is in talks to accept rescue dls to help the government restructure its finances.On January 26,22 Europn Union states, and the EU itself, signed theACTAtrty.At a ceremony in Tokyo, theUK, Austria, Beium, Buaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Laia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden allagreedto adopt the agreement.ACTA- the Anti-Counterfeiting Trademark Agreement – is a voluntary agreement between nations that covers a wide range of counterfeit goods, both physical and digital. However, it has stirred up controversy for both the secretive ‘behind-closed doors’ way in which it was drafted, and the effect it could have on our online lives.The agreement would make ISPs liable for copyright infringements carried out on their networks, lding them to introducesurveillancetechnology to keep tabs on their customers’ online activity. A ‘Three strikes’ policy would also be forced upon Internet users, blacklisting them from ISPs after a series of warnings if they were found to have shared files illegally.Calls are being madeto rally against ACTA in Europe,by joining a day of protest.Access, an organisation that says it is a “new global movement for digital freedom”, is helping to mobilise people to joinan international day against ACTA on February 11, hoping the world comes out in “anunprecedented showing of solidarity” against the trty.

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