Anonymous Hackers Target Irish Government Sites

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Members of Anonymous recently attacked several Irish government Web sites to protest a new law being described as Ireland's SOPA.

"A statement issued by the Department of Justice's press office confirmed that Government servers came under attack last night," writes SiliconRepublic's John Kennedy.

"The statutory instrument that has aroused Anonymous' anger is about to be signed in Ireland just a week after major protests around the web stopped SOPA and PIPA in their tracks," Kennedy writes. "The instrument is aimed at covering a perceived gap in the Irish copyright laws whereby courts will be given powers to grant injunctions against ISPs on the suspicion of illegal downloading activities by their customers."

Go to "Ireland taking a ‘whole of Government’ response to Anonymous threat" to read the details.

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