Anonymous hits Yemen government website

Darren Allan

February 4, 2011

Online activist group Anonymous has struck against another government in the Middle East, this time the regime of Yemen.

Earlier this week, the loose collective of cyber-activists launched an attack on Egypt in support of protesters who had witnessed a country-wide Internet blackout in an attempt to stifle their organisation capabilities.

Anonymous took down sites including the Ministry of Information and President Hosni Mubarak’s party’s page.

Now Anonymous is focusing on the regime in Yemen, with the website of President Ali Abdullah Saleh having been taken down, the BBC reports. Protests against the ruling government are also currently happening in Yemen.

The activist group has previously struck against the Tunisian government, early last month, again in protest at the regime’s censorship and oppression.

However, Anonymous itself has come under fire from the authorities recently. Last week, the FBI issued 40 search warrants in an investigation into Operation Payback, the attacks on the likes of PayPal and Visa over the WikiLeaks affair. Five people were also arrested in the UK.


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