Saturday, April 7, 2012

Anonymous Launch Attack On Home Office Website

Hackers group Anonymous claims it has taken down the Home Office website in a distributed denial-of-service attack.

A message on the group's Twitter account read: "TANGO DOWN - http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk For your draconian surveillance proposals! Told you to #ExpectUs!

Visitors attempting to access the Home Office site were told that it was temporarily unavailable.

A Home Office spokesperson said: "We are aware of some reports that the Home Office website may be the subject of an online protest. We have put all potential measures in place and will be monitoring the situation very closely."

"If a successful denial of service attempt does occur tonight, we will liaise with the technical team and update as necessary."

A distributed denial-of-service attack prevents legitimate users from visiting sites by flooding them with unwanted internet traffic.

More to follow...