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‘Anonymous’ hacks government websites

‘Anonymous’ hacks government websites

Hacker group Anonymous yesterday announced that it has hacked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’s website in retaliation for Cambodia’s deportation of Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg.

A webpage attributed to Anonymous calls the hack “retaliation for extradition [sic] by Cambodian gov of our fella brother Gottfrid.”

Leaked documents from the hack include papers from Cambodian, Nepalese, Indian and Ukraine authorities.

“Also included internet banking certificate depos and clients which belong to the mentioned authorities,” the statement continues. “Free Gottfrid. Hands off TPB [The Pirate Bay]!”

The Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said they could not comment on the leak, which follows a similar retributive attack on Cambodian government websites by “hacktivist” group NullCrew last week.

Bertil Olofsson, head of the Swedish National Police’s international section, confirmed that Svartholm Warg had arrived in Sweden yesterday on a flight from Bangkok.

Olofsson said that Svartholm Warg was called back to Sweden for reasons related to the Pirate Bay and not for his involvement in WikiLeaks or a tax record hack.

To contact the reporter on this story: Justine Drennan at justine.[email protected].com

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