Anonymous Hackers Do Their Tiny Part in Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen - 2011-02-03
Anonymous -- the scattered, non-hierarchical and anarchistic hacker group best known for their prolonged campaign against Scientology -- have transitioned recently not only into a pro-WikiLeaks group, but also into fervent supporters of revolution in the Middle East. Yesterday, about 500 members of the group worked to crash the websites of Egypt's Ministry of Information and President Hosni Mubarak's National Democratic Party, just as they promised to, following similar attacks in Tunisia and with Yemen next on their schedule.
The New York Times reports:
The attacks, Mr. Housh said, are part of a wider campaign that Anonymous has mounted in support of the antigovernment protests that have roiled the Arab world. Last month, the group shut down the Web sites of the Tunisian government and stock exchange in support of the uprising that forced the country's dictator, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, to flee.