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Anonymous launches wave of attacks in celebration of November 5th

Anonymous launches wave of attacks in celebration of November 5th

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Remember, remember the 5th of November is a rhyme that may sound familiar to some, and was created to commemorate this date the “Guy Fawkes Day” or even the “Bonfire Night”. In 1605, a group of Catholics attempted to assassinate King James I by blowing up the House of Lords. James was the successor of Elizabeth I, who created the Anglican Church, separating Catholics.

On the night of November 5, was discovered 36 barrels of gunpowder caring for the explosive run plan, and was arrested. To celebrate the king had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires in London, and later determined that the would be a day of celebration. Over the years, the celebration has changed its tone and since adopted Guy Fawkes mask as a symbol, also have given a new meaning to November 5.

In this way, multiple sites have been different types of attacks. In a video called for attack monitoring systems , and so far the victims include government sites of Australia, ImageShack and Symantec , PayPal , NBC.com, a site for fans of Lady Gaga, the site Saturday Night Live , the company Arcelor Mittal , the Caja Popular in Argentina and more websites. There were also threats against Zynga for layoffs a few weeks ago , but nothing seems to have materialized.

In many of them were treated only a “defacement” and not stolen data was not looked deeper access to the site, simply leaving a message on the site. Several of the sites were recovered relatively quickly from attacks.

In London, some anons are organizing a protest outside parliament in person at 8 pm today.

Link: PayPal, Symantec as Anonymous hacked hacking spree begins November 5 (ZDNet)

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