Posted: Aug 20, 2012 6:39 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 20, 2012 6:39 PM EDT
... Britain's Ministry of Justice is looking into disruptions on its website, after online activists claimed they hacked into the site as part of a campaign to back WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange ... The loosely organized group of hackers known as Anonymous says it aims to take down a number of British government websites.
... The Ministry of Justice's main home page appeared to be down, although its other content pages were functioning normally.
A spokeswoman from the ministry said the website was experiencing some problems. She added: "This is a public information website and no sensitive data is held on it. No other Ministry of Justice systems have been affected."
Last night Anonymous tweeted: "Justice.gov.uk seems to be offline. Odd. #Anonymous #Assange."
It added: "The second victim seems to be offline --> http://www.dwp.gov.uk/ #OpFreeAssange #Anonymous. Gov. of UK Expect Us!". And: "Sorry for the delay Forgot to say no3 #TangoDown aprox 1 hour ago http://number10.gov.uk/ #OpFreeAssange" But the Number 10 and Department of Work and Pensions websites appeared to be working normally ...