Anonymous has hacked the Greek Ministry of Justice website (cached version) in an apparent protest against the signing of the controversial ACTA treaty by the Greek government, warning authorities that it will take down over 300 media and ministry sites if it doesn’t reverse its course.
The site is currently “Under Construction” following the attack but was amended to display a message from the online collective, stating that its next target would be “all the media in Greece” and that it had the admin passwords of most media websites in the country.
Its message in full:
We know EVERYTHING, We have your PASSWORDS, We are watching YOU.
NEXT TARGET WILL BE ALL THE MEDIA IN GREECE. ( ertTV , etc )
WE HAVE MOST OF THE MEDIA WEBSITES ADMIN PASSWORDS.
We are Legion . This is JUST the BEGINING.
www.ministryofjustice.gr is just an example of what we are capable of!
You have 2 weeks to stop ACTA in Greece otherwhise we will do CYBERWARFARE by defacing 300 sites and all the media and ministries.
If you don't believe, Just check your email ministryofjustice: http://webmail.ministryofjustice.gr user: email@example.com pass: igotowned
Greek police have confirmed the incident, updating its Twitter account with a message that its Cyber-crime division’s investigation on the Ministry of Justice attack is already in progress.
Whilst Anonymous attacks Greece’s signing of the ACTA treaty, it also states in an official video that a decision to join the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will “introduce a new dictatorship upon your people’s shoulders and allowed the bankers and the monarchs of the EU to enslave them both economically and politically.”
The country is currently facing a huge debt crisis and is in talks to accept rescue deals to help the government restructure its finances.
What is going on in your country is unacceptable. You were chosen by your people to act on behalf of them and express their wishes, but you have derogatorily failed.
You have killed the most sacred element your country had and that is democracy. Democracy was given birth in your country but you have now killed it. What an irony! Your own people hate you and you stare at them doing nothing to prevent that.
You have joined the IMF against your people's acquiescence. You have so introduced a new dictatorship upon your people's shoulders and allowed the bankers and the monarchs of the EU to enslave them both economically and politically.
They pay their government's mistakes heavily and you made foreign people hate them for something they are not responsible for. What a shame! Police is taking advantage of its powers and attacks people who demonstrate in order for justice to be done.
They demonstrate against you but you do not want their voices to be heard. You deprive them from their right of freedom of expression and of their right to live. Your arbitrary actions must be punished.
By signing the ACTA bill you are going to deprive your people from further freedom and you are pushing them one step towards oppression. You ignored our warnings and now WE ARE IN CHARGE!
We do not forgive We do not forget
You should have Expected us!
People should not be afraid of their governments.
It's governments that should be afraid of their people. -Thomas Jefferson
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