Anonymous announces OpJapan in response to Japanese crackdown on piracy
The international hackers group Anonymous has launched a series of cyber-attacks against Japanese government websites in an operation apparently triggered by the group's displeasure with the recent introduction of stiffer punishments for illegal downloads.
The Finance Ministry suspended access to part of its website after it apparently was illegally accessed Tuesday, and the Supreme Court's website also suffered disruptions, according to government sources.
The Cabinet Secretariat's National Information Security Center warned ministries, agencies and other government entities to be on alert for further cyber-attacks. According to a statement posted on the Internet, Anonymous declared it would carry out a "large attack" called "Operation Japan" on Japanese government organizations in response to the enactment of the revised Copyright Law on June 20 that made illegal downloads punishable by up to two years in prison.
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