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23 January 2012, 16:17

Hackers attack Polish government web sites

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Polish Coat Of Arms Hackers have attacked several government web sites in Poland, including those of the Prime Minister, the President and Parliament. A Polish branch of Anonymous, the international hacker and activist group, has already claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The organised attack is apparently a protest against the Polish government's intention to join the international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). In a video message on YouTube, the hacker group said, "From this point until January 26th, we will disrupt and attack Polish government websites, leaking documentations and emails," adding that, "We will show the government of Poland that they CAN'T censor the people. To Polish government, this is your last chance...reject ACTA or face consequence from the people."

Prime Minister Donald Tusk's cabinet will reportedly discuss ACTA on Tuesday; the European Council approved the controversial anti-piracy agreement in mid-December 2011.


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