Canada's In the Firing Line as Anonymous Just Isn't Done With Formula 1 Yet

By Sam Gibbs on at

Anonymous really doesn't like the way ol'Bernie Ecclestone runs his ship. After targeting the Bahrain grand prix last month, the collective is threatening to take action against the upcoming Canadian grand prix on June 10th.

Apparently it's all to do with Quebec's "Special Law 78", which it says has been declared as a human rights violation by Amnesty International. The law is basically used to quash protests and demonstrations in the French Canadian province, particularly those by students, something that's been heavily criticised.

While Anonymous is basically threatening a DDoS attack on anyone and everything associated with the grand prix, there's no telling what kind of damage it could do if it manage to get into the sensitive TV broadcasting or data systems.

"Beginning on June 7th and running through race day on June 10th, Anonymous will take down all the F1 websites, dump the servers and databases - and wreck anything else F1 related we can find on the internet."

Anonymous has also warned that it managed to snag every spectator's credit card number from the Bahrain GP, because it says F1 hadn't bothered to encrypt the data on its servers. As a big F1 fan, I just hope it doesn't disrupt the actual race and the broadcast of it, but maybe I'm just not looking at the big picture. [Anonymous via TechRadar]