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Hacker Group Anonymous Vows to Disrupt Russia's Internet — RT Websites Become 'Subject of Massive DDoS Attacks'

 

Hacker Group Anonymous Vows to Disrupt Russia's Internet — RT Websites Become 'Subject of Massive DDoS Attacks'

This is only the latest in a string of attacks by Anonymous. The group has apparently threatened to do something big against Russian sites, which seems to have already begun with those attacks on RT. These kinds of threats are nothing new for Anonymous, though most of them never come to fruition. But continuing the streak they’ve had since April with multiple successful hacks, it’s possible that they will follow through with this promise.

Hacker group Anonymous has announced it is launching a campaign to disrupt Russia's internet, after the country’s parliament passed legislation restricting online speech. The group posted a video on YouTube and published a post on LiveJournal, urging Russians to take part in the campaign by installing DDOS software and targeting government websites.

"Anonymous is launching a campaign against Russia. The Russian government recently passed laws restricting the freedom of speech and access to the Internet," says a narrator in the YouTube video, which was posted on Friday. "Anonymous will not stand this violation of human rights."

In February, Russia's lower house of parliament approved legislation that will allow authorities to block websites without a court order if they are deemed extremist or if they contain child pornography. The bill also requires bloggers with at least 3,000 daily readers to register with Roskomnadzor, Russia's media watchdog, which can then demand that blogs remove material considered illegal.

The law was intended to protect children from harmful content, but critics said it would have a much wider impact and could be used as a basis for censorship. “We don’t need censorship or restrictions over the internet inside our country,” said one user who posted on YouTube under the name ‘Petr

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