The cyber soldiers of the infamous hacker group Anonymous announced today they have executed attacks against two U.S. Government websites. They claim this most recent attack was done in protest of a global copyright treaty.
In a statement posted to the internet, the group said it attacked the sites of the FTC(Federal Trade Commission) and National Consumer Protection. The FTC confirmed that both of the sites had been hacked, saying that they have been taken down and won’t be brought back “until we’re satisfied that any vulnerability has been addressed.”
The sites had been replaced with a satirical German-speaking rant of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. The trade agreement’s aim is to stop intellectual property theft, such as illegal downloads, which many argue will be used to prosecute for severely minor offenses like remixing music.