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Sat Apr 7, 2012, 05:59 PM

(UK) Home Office website blocked; 'Anonymous' hackers blamed

Source: BBC

The hacking group Anonymous is alleged to have blocked access to the Home Office website, apparently in response to government plans for e-mail surveillance.

The website has been blocked; earlier a message was posted blaming a "high volume of traffic".

A message on Twitter claiming to be from Anonymous said it was responsible.

The tweet said: "For your draconian surveillance proposals!"

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17648852



This site says the Number 10 website was also attacked; when I checked, it was responding, but extremely slowly (a true DoS attack, or just lots of people checking if it's working?)
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/04/07/anonymous-attacks-home-office/

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