Anonymous and other hacktivists attack government sites in Poland
PM Tusk’s web site hacked in anti-ACTA protest
Though Anonymous has said it has suspended attacks over the weekend on Polish government web sites, other groups have joined in the action against the proposed anti-piracy ACTA legislation.
At 07.00 CET, Monday morning, Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s web site was still offline, following attacks by hackers protesting against Poland signing the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), designed to combat internet piracy.
Earlier, the Prime Minister’s Office web site appeared online but with a front page bordered in black with the slogan, ‘Hacked by the Polish Underground: Stop ACTA’, alongside video of a Donald Tusk-like figure dressed in dark glasses and army uniform, in the style of General Jaruzelski when he announced the beginning of the martial law crackdown against Solidarity activists in 1981.
On Sunday morning, government web sites, including the culture and defence ministries crashed as the Anonymous group of hacktivists tweeted that the ‘Polish revolution is beginning’.
On Monday morning, the Anonymous group said it had suspended its action against the government until after a meeting between Prime Minister Tusk and ministers of culture, digitalization and foreign affairs today to discuss Poland signing the international ACTA legislation, scheduled for 26 January.
Also, the popular polish entertainment websites: kwejk.pl, antyweb.pl, demotywatory.pl and joemonster.org, are going to be “darkened” for 24 hours to protests the signing the ACTA treaty by Poland. (Source, with Google translation: translate.google.pl)