London: Britain's Home Office said Sunday its website was temporarily unavailable overnight, and hackers are claiming responsibility for shutting it down.
The hackers also claim they attacked Britain's Ministry of Justice website Saturday night and warned of further attacks every Saturday to come on UK government websites.
The alleged hackers - who claim ties to Anonymous, the hacker collective - said on Twitter that they launched Saturday's denial-of-service attacks and brought down the websites to protest "proposed draconian surveillance measures," Britain's extradition policies and "derogation of civil liberties."
The authenticity of their claims could not be verified. Denial-of-service attacks - which flood websites with too much traffic - are relatively easy to pull off and generally do no lasting damage....more
10:27 AM, Apr 09, 2012
London: Hackers have reportedly attacked the website of the British Home Office, shutting it down for at least one hour on Saturday night. The attack, which hacking group Anonymous had pledged to carry out days before on Wednesday, left the website offline with a message reading, "Due to a high volume of traffic this page is currently unavailable." Anonymous hacked the website in an apparent protest against extraditions of British...
12:38 PM, Apr 08, 2012