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Members of Anonymous recently took down the Web site for the New York office of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party, and urged followers to flood the organization's phone lines.
"The Twitter account, @YourAnonNews, often used to make announcements for the hacker collective, first publicly posted the phone number connected to the fascist group’s Queens-based office and invited followers to 'give them a warm welcome to the neighborhood,'" writes Salon.com's Natasha Lennard. "A follow up tweet asserted, in characteristically playful parlance, that the hackers had disabled Golden Dawn’s New York chapter website."
"GOLDEN DAWN NOT ONLY IS YOUR PHONE LINES TANGO DOWN, BUT UR WEBHOST R BELONG TO US," the second tweet stated.
"The members of the Golden Dawn political party have been linked on numerous occasions to crimes against ethnic minorities and immigrants, this most likely being one of the reasons for which Anonymous didn’t welcome their presence in New York," notes Softpedia's Eduard Kovacs.
"This is not the first time Golden Dawn has suffered an interruption to its communication network," writes Digital Journal's Katerina Nikolas. "In May 2012 Digital Journal reported the organization's Greek website had been suspended by WordPress. The website was soon replaced and the party also communicates with supporters through a weekly newsletter available in Greece. On Monday, the Greek-American organization American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) denounced the rise of Golden Dawn and the establishment of their branch office in New York."