Anonymous Reportedly Behind Tunisian Islamist Sites Attack

Posted on Mar 13 2012 - 6:49am by Editorial Staff

According to AFP report, Hacker group Anonymous is believed to be behind attacks on several sites belonging to Tunisian Islamist groups. Over the same few days ago a video in French was posted on YouTube giving the warning of the attacks. The video warned, “We are fighting you… your emails, your bank accounts and transactions will be probed, your hard discs will be copied. If the Tunisian government won’t stop your activities in the weeks to come, Anonymous will.”

And, finally this happened, several messages were left on the group’s Facebook pages, claiming to be part of the Anonymous group and warning them against introducing the strictest Salafist laws to the country. Other publication Tunisia Alive states, “A Tunisian member of Anonymous going by the name CaliforniaKB says that the attack was in retaliation to activities carried out by Tunisian hacking group, Fellaga, on behalf of Hizb ut-Tahrir.” The website of Islamist party, Hizb ut-Tahrir was among those attacked.

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