Anonymous targets Greece Ministry of Justice for signing ACTA treaty

By Lee Kaelin on February 3, 2012, 9:30 AM

Anonymous targeted the website of the Greek Justice Ministry this morning as the leaderless group kicked off a day of protests against the financially embattled European country for its decision to the sign the controversial ACTA treaty. The so-called hacktivists replaced the Justice Ministry website with a video message to Greece alongside threats to wreck havoc with another 300 media websites and a direct warning to the government.

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 BEGINING.
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.
If you don't believe, Just check your email ministryofjustice: http://webmail.ministryofjustice.gr user: info@ministryofjustice.gr pass: igotowned

The video posted on the defaced website (cached version) criticized the country’s financial bailout by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as well as the decision by the near-bankrupt country to support and sign the ACTA treaty.

Greece is currently in last ditch talks with EU member States and creditors as they work to prevent a default that will affect the whole EU and Euro currency. Constant new revelations about the ever-worsening financial state of the country’s debts are not helping matters, causing massive protests and riots from frustrated and angry citizens.

Greek Police have already confirmed the incident, updating its Twitter account to announce that their cybercrimes unit has begun investigations into the Justice Ministry's website defacing. The website remains offline after the attacks earlier this morning.

The country is one of 22 EU member states that have signed the ACTA treaty. Those are in addition to Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore and the US, who all signed the treaty last October.




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treetops treetops said:

I wonder if my fondness for the movie is for vendetta sways me to like these guys. Iv got no clue what acta is, can someone shed some light?

Mindwraith said:

Greece is on the verge of having the majority of its population jobless and homeless, why on earth would they listen to Anonymous at a time like this? This video is just a minor annoyance compared to everything else their government is dealing with right now.

Guest said:

And that's what's amazing - with a country in such shape - they have time to sign ACTA? Don't they have anything more important to deal with? Heh

Guest said:

"And that's what's amazing - with a country in such shape - they have time to sign ACTA? Don't they have anything more important to deal with? Heh "

makes you wonder what all the reasons may be that led to its economic situation. Based on ACTA even having Greece's attention, i think we can both assume corruption is playing some role here... like pretty much everywhere else in the world.

Guest said:

"Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made."

-Otto von Bismarck

wcbert said:

Talk about kicking a man when he is down. Greece as so many serious problems that this stunt by Anonymous makes Anonymous look childless.

princeton princeton said:

wcbert said:

Talk about kicking a man when he is down. Greece as so many serious problems that this stunt by Anonymous makes Anonymous look childless.

childish*

Also you guys need to stop bring irrelevant information into your arguments. Greece's economic situation is unrelated to the issue of them signing the ACTA act and it shouldn't have even been mentioned. If it were relevant wouldn't it make more sense to wonder how Greece is going to get people enforce copyright laws if they're broke?

Scott8090 said:

Princeton said:

wcbert said:

Talk about kicking a man when he is down. Greece as so many serious problems that this stunt by Anonymous makes Anonymous look childless.

childish*

Also you guys need to stop bring irrelevant information into your arguments. Greece's economic situation is unrelated to the issue of them signing the ACTA act and it shouldn't have even been mentioned. If it were relevant wouldn't it make more sense to wonder how Greece is going to get people enforce copyright laws if they're broke?

Ha! Your so right. Thinking of a broke government trying to enforce just about anything makes me laugh.

Tygerstrike said:

I actually feel sorry for Greece in this instance. ANON is just being a bully. A Cyberthug if you will. Greece has so many problems that this ANON attack is litteraly the last thing they need. Why is it that ANON likes to kick ppl when they are down? I certainly hope SOMEONE catches these little Cyberdipsticks, and makes an object lesson out of them. Freedom of Speach comes with a price, hope they are willing to pay for their actions. One day their cyberwar is going to cause a death and I really feel sorry for ANON then. I hope they can live with themselves when it happends.

Ranger12 Ranger12 said:

What anon is doing will backfire. Governments aren't just goin to roll over and do what anon says. They will make tougher laws precisely because of groups like anon doing what they are doing. And yes, anon uses Guy Fawkes' image precisely because the movie V for Vendetta romanticized revolutions making them appealing to the masses. But history shows us that revolutions are bloody and long and people die, innocent and guilty alike. Revolutions are the very last resort and nobody who understands them truly wishes for one when there are other possibilities.

Guest said:

Anonymous is like a big cry baby, whaaa, I don't get what I want (and what I want is right, no their couldn't be another side to the issue) so I'll kick and scream (steal your information and embarrass you) whaaa.

Adults, will talk out the issues, protest in peaceful ways that help society. Don't kick a person when they are down. Give and take a little via arguments to reach a consensus and build a better world.

gamoniac said:

Yawn... What else is new? Anon attacks someone they disagree with. Anon is fighting for our freedom -- we are free as long as we do it Anon's way. Hypocrite.

Guest said:

Actualy we came to this situation when our polititians signed the IMF loan. The thing is before the elections, our polititians said that they would never sign for the loan. No, Anon attacks will do nothing. We need to find every one of our polititians and break every bone in their body. Media attacks might annoy them a little or not at all. There are hundrends of scandals about our polititians about stealing money and such and no prosecution at all.

tonylukac said:

scott8090 said:

Ha! Your so right. Thinking of a broke government trying to enforce just about anything makes me laugh.

The us is $85 trillion in debt and they enforce a lot.

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