Tunisia's bitter cyberwar - 2011-01-06

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F0.png Tunisia's bitter cyberwar January 6, 2011, Yasmine Ryan, Al Jazeera

The Tunisian authorities have allegedly carried out targeted "phishing" operations: stealing users passwords to spy on them and eradicate online criticism. Websites on both sides have been hacked.

Anonymous, the loosely-knit group of international web activists that drew world attention for their "distributed denial of service" (DDoS) attacks on the servers of companies that blocked payments and server access to the whistle-blowing website, WikiLeaks, joined the fray, in solidarity with the Tunisian uprising.


{{cite news | first = Yasmine | last = Ryan | title = Tunisia's bitter cyberwar | url = http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/01/20111614145839362.html | work = Al Jazeera | date = January 6, 2011 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}