Hackers Target 15 Lebanese Government Websites, Demanding For Better Living Standards

Posted on Apr 18 2012 - 9:57am by Editorial Staff

Reuters reports that a hacker group calling itself “Raise Your Voice” has hacked in 15 Lebanese government websites on Tuesday, demanding an improvement in living standards and an end to widespread electricity and water shortages. The group targets energy and water, justice and foreign ministries sites. “We will not stop until the standards of living are raised to where they should be in Lebanon,” said a message from the group, posted on the Ministry of Justice website. “We will not stop until this government’s self-made problems are solved, like the power shortage, water shortage, rise in gas prices and rise in food product prices,” the text said.

While some of the sites have since been restored, others still bear the following message sent to the Lebanese government by the hackers:

We are RYV, short for Raise Your Voice, and we are simply a group of people who could not bare [sic] sitting in silence, watching all the crimes and injustice going on in Lebanon. We will not be silenced and brainwashed by your media. We will not stop until the Lebanese people mobilize, demand their rights, and earn them. We will not stop until the standards of living are raised to where they should be in Lebanon. We will not stop until this government’s self-made problems are solved, like the power shortage, water shortage, rise in gas prices and rise in food product prices. We are RYV, expect us to break the silence, whether in the streets or on the Internet.

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