Anonymous targets Greece Ministry of Justice for signing ACTA treatyBy Lee Kaelin 15 comments
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: https://webmail.ministryofjustice.gr user: email@example.com 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.