Anonymous Hacks the FTC in Protest of Internet-Censorship Bill

By Mario Aguilar on at

Just a week after hacking the CIA, Anonymous continued its onslaught of attacks on US government websites early this morning by hacking several websites belonging to the American Federal Trade Comission.

The Associated Press reports:

"The loosely organized collection of cyber rebels said it attacked the FTC's consumer protection business center and the National Consumer Protection Week websites.

Both sites were replaced with a violent German-language video satirizing the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA."

As of right now, both NCPW.gov and business.ftc.gov are not responsive, so we can't confirm the attacks. The FTC's main homepage appears unaffected. We'll know soon enough if it's just a temporary oversight or next on the hit list. [The Associated Press via Time]

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