Members of Anonymous have claimed responsibility for taking down several Egyptian government Web sites via DDoS attacks.

"Egyptian protestors have been demonstrating in Cairo, demanding that the military government that took over after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak move faster on democratic reforms," Infosecurity reports.

"The Egyptian military police began a crack down on the protectors. ... In response, Anonymous said it launched DDoS attacks against government websites, including the website of the president’s office and the bureau for tourism, according to a report by Silicon Republic," the article states.

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