Sunday, 12 February 2012

Anonymous Takes Down Greek Police, Prime Minister and Parliament's Websites as Athens Burns - Forbes

Anonymous seems to be active in the growing unrest in Greece: the websites for the Prime Minister, the police and Parliament are both currently unavailable as the shadowy hacker organization weighs in against the government as the debt crisis grows worse and worse.

“TANGO DOWN” reads twitter posts for each website, military-speak for a downed hostile.

Athens is erupting in fire and violence as protesters battle the police over extreme austerity measures proposed in the face of a looming default. Parliament is debating cuts totaling $3.3 billion in jobs, pensions and wages. Opponents argue that the measure will worsen an already desperate financial situation for Greeks, supporters argue that the cuts are necessary in the face of complete crisis.

[UPDATE: Greek Parliament passes austerity measures]

“Enough is enough!”famous Greek Leftist Manolis Glezos said, according to Reuters. “They have no idea what an uprising by the Greek people means. And the Greek people, regardless of ideology, have risen.”

“These measures of annihilation will not pass.”

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