Spain’s citizens are protesting these days against the government’s austerity plans. Anonymous hackers joined the protests, their first target being the official website of the country’s National Police (policia.es).
“Anonymous sends its solidarity to our brothers and sisters in Spain who at this very moment have completely surrounded the Parliament Building in Madrid,” the hacktivists stated.
“They are calling for the resignation of a government that like so many in our world today has failed to serve the needs of its people. We encourage our comrades in Spain to remain steadfast until their demands are met, and we promise to do all we can to assist them.”
The website of the Spanish National Police became a target because of the “horrendous brutality” exhibited by law enforcement representatives against the protestors.
“It is always intolerable to us, but it is especially deplorable when we witness this level of senseless violence used against peaceful protesters in a supposedly western and modern ‘democracy’,” members of Anonymous Global explained.
The police’s website has been “removed from the Internet” and the hackers claim that it will be kept offline until the “scenes of brutality” the world is witnessing will come to a halt.
Apparently, they have even bigger plans. They claim that starting today they will also attack the site of the Congress of Deputies (congreso.es), which they consider to be the Parliament’s main site.
They threaten that the campaign will involve not only distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks, but also “black fax” and “email bombs” that will “effectively remove” the Parliament of Spain from the Web.
“Government of Spain, it's too late to Expect Us,” the hacktivists concluded their statement
At press time, the website of the National Police was still offline, but congreso.es
seemed to be functioning properly.