The takedowns are part of the campaign called Operation Egypt
Over the past weekend, a number of 30 websites owned by the Egyptian government were taken down by Anonymous hackers as part of OpEgypt.The list of victims includes the sites of the Presidency, the Maritime Transport Sector, the Egyptian Accreditation Council, the Armed Forces, the Parliament, Ministry of Interior, the Large Taxpayer Center and many others.
It’s uncertain if the hacktivists have launched distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks against these sites or if the servers they are hosted on have been breached.
Currently, many of the sites have been restored, but some of them are still inaccessible to visitors.
In one of their statements related to Operation Egypt, the hackers have threatened the country’s president, Mohamed Morsi, that they’ll not sit by and watch as thousands of Egyptians are killed and injured.