Posts Tagged ‘Anonymous’

Hackers attack Mexican websites over Pope’s visit

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The group of cyberactivists known as Anonymous blocked access to two websites linked to the upcoming visit to Mexico by Pope Benedict XVI.

The website of the Achdiocese of Mexico was down for a couple of hours Tuesday due to the operation that was identified online as #opFariseo, and something similar happened to the site of the Institute of Communications and Philosophy (Comfil).

“Hacked system. The POPE is not welcome, out out!!!!!” said the text that was posted on the Comfil website, usually devoted to teaching philosophy.

In its profile on the social network Facebook, Anonymous Hispano said the Comfil site was “hacked for supporting Benedict XVI.”

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In search of the civilized in today’s anonymous culture

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

This column is late. Months late. Years late, actually. But I admit that it writes itself in my head almost every day. This month, there were two separate situations that require it be said rather than simply thought. Last week, Rush Limbaugh, popular voice of far-right politics, used his position on the airwaves to insult, Read more

Vatican confirms second hacker attack, Anonymous claims responsibility

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

The Vatican has confirmed that its website suffered a second hacker attack in the space of six days but declined to comment on the event.

“It happened, but we have no comment to make on it,” the Vatican spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, said.

The Anonymous hacker collective claimed responsibility for the attack Monday, which cut off access to the Vatican website for several hours and violated data on the Vatican Radio computer system.

Anonymous said the incursion into the Vatican Radio system was justified by the fact that the radio’s powerful transmitters sited in the countryside outside Rome constituted a health risk to people living in the vicinity.

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Anonymous unable to complete Vatican website shutdown

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Despite its best attempts, the hacker collective “Anonymous” was not able to bring the complete Vatican website down. As reported in Friday’s edition of CathNews, the Vatican’s website was off line on Wednesday 7 March, allegedly under attack from Anonymous. However, despite launching an attack for several hours, Anonymous was unsuccessful in completely shutting the Read more

Sex abuse, corruption, and absurd precepts: “Anonymous” attacks Vatican

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The Vatican website was off line Wednesday for a number of hours, allegedly attacked by the Italian branch of the hacker collective Anonymous. “Anonymous has now decided to lay siege to your site in response to the doctrines, liturgies and the precepts absurd and anachronistic that your organization is for profit (Roman Apostolic Church) propagates Read more