UK government hit with mass hack attack over Julian Assange
UPDATE: All affected websites besides for the ministry of justice are back up and working. The MOJ spoke to Daily News, admitting that the site had seen and been affected by the ‘FIRE!!!’ attack also being called ‘TANGO DOWN’
In wake of Julian Assange‘s asylum courtesy of Ecuador, the United Kingdom continues to pounce on Ecuadorian officials for their decision to safeguard Assange against requests from Sweden for immediate extradition.
However, supporters of Assange have struck back against the United Kingdom by attacking the office of work and pensions, the ministry of justice, and several other major websites within the United Kingdom.
“The Ministry of Justice website has been experiencing some disruption – this is a public information website and no sensitive data is held on it.
“Measures put in place to keep the website running mean that some visitors may be unable to access the site intermittently.
“We will continue to monitor the situation and will take measures accordingly.”
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