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Hackers Anonymous takes down F1 website

 Hackers Anonymous takes down F1 website
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The hacker group known as Anonymous has managed to knock down the Formula 1 website with a DDOS (Distributed Denial Of Service).

The group has since released a press statement which can by read in the expandable press release section below confirming their reasons.

Anonymous have been left unhappy at the Formula 1 race in Bahrain continuing despite the human rights abuses that are occurring in the country.

Source: via Jalopnik
Published Apr 20, 2012 11:43 am By Clinton Deacon
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Operation Bahrain

Thursday - April 19, 2012 7:00 PM ET USA

Anonymous has watched with growing alarm the incredible human rights abuses of the Bahrain regime. We have watched this tyrannical government tear gas it's own people literally to death, with over 30 fatalities so far. We have watched as thousands of innocent protesters and activists have been jailed. We have suffered with our dear friend @AngryArabiya on Twitter as she watches her father slowly die of a hunger strike in prison to protest the atrocities committed by the regime of this "king" of Bahrain. We have witnessed doctors and nurses imprisoned for simply treating the wounded protesters that your security forces have brutalized. And finally we have suffered in outrage the ignorance and out right lies of mainstream media regarding what is REALLY happening in Bahrain.

1) This is NOT a Shia uprising against a Sunni government. It is a popular and peaceful revolt against the medieval concept of absolute monarchy. It is a movement that spans all strata and sectors of society, and all religions in Bahrain. It is a movement that demands only freedom, justice - and democracy.

2) This government is not quelling violent protests, it is brutally and violently crushing peaceful dissent.

3) This government is NOT legitimate. It is a tyrannical, barbaric - and human rights violating dictatorship. And ANYONE doing business with this regime have the blood of Bahrain's Freedom Martyrs on their hands.

For over a year now, we have as a global movement concentrated our efforts in Libya and Syria, leaving Anonymous Bahrain to to defend their fellow citizens in cyber space. This will no longer be the case. As of tomorrow, Friday - April 20, 2012 the entire global Anonymous will begin to take up the cause of the Bahrain Revolution. The King of Bahrain be warned, we are about to unleash the worst shitstorm you have ever seen - and your time as dictator is over. We will help your people remove you from power, and we will see you tried in the Hague for your many crimes against humanity.

The occasion of Anonymous re-launching Operation Bahrain will be this despicable Grand Prix Formula One race to be held in Bahrain tomorrow through the 22nd of April. Mr. Eccelstone, you are either one evil mother fucker to hold your race in support of this regime (The Kings family are actually investors and make direct profit) - or else you have been lied to and are ignorant of the atrocities committed by these tyrants. In either case, beginning tomorrow - and lasting for the duration of your race we are going to fucking educate you on the truth in a way you can not ignore.

Beginning tomorrow, and lasting for the duration of this race - Anonymous will turn your web site (www.formula1.com) into a smoking crater in cyber space. We will also jam your phone lines, bomb your E-Mail inboxes - and wreck anything else of yours we can find on the internet. You can god damn well expect us. And to anyone in the world who watches this race, either in person or on television - you also have the blood of the Bahrain Freedom Martyrs on your hands. Turn your face away from this abominable entertainment, and join us online to defend the brave protesters fighting for their freedom in Bahrain. Finally, we join with Anonymous Bahrain in asking that all the drivers in this race protest this evil regime by refusing to cross the start line at the beginning of the race.

Internet Freedom Fighters around the globe, join us this weekend and fight for freedom and justice in Bahrain: irc.voxanon.net #OpBahrain

We Are Anonymous - We Are Everywhere - We Are Legion - We Never Forget - We Never Forgive - EXPECT US

SIGNED — Anonymous

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Comments (7)

henaz
It's a DDOS, it's not hard to do and it's not like they 'hacked' anything.
Apr 20, 2012 10:18 pm
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JaXxX
Sorry but I call BS.... F1 does not fit what Anonymous was for/against... I say WAS because wasn't Anonymous (group) busted not to long ago? What was the gain in doing this???
Apr 20, 2012 7:31 pm
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ttenx
that hacker group is pathetic.
Apr 20, 2012 12:51 pm
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Anthony_Hughes
I agree, but the website is now back online so their attempts was short lived, the hackers seriously need to get a job and a life.
Apr 20, 2012 5:40 pm
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sideskraper
Hah
Apr 20, 2012 12:13 pm
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LBento
Thank you for the big contribution
Apr 20, 2012 12:23 pm
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sideskraper
Next correct my grammar you must.
Apr 20, 2012 1:19 pm
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