Prior to the ruling of British courts regarding the extradition of Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks site, to Sweden, a group of hackers, known as Anonymous Hackers, attacked an American military IT company.
The group threatened to seek American and British targets, in retatliation to the accusations of Mr. Assange and News International for spying on British residents.
The latest target of Anonymous is “Booz Allen Hamilton”, the largest military contractor that deals with the Pentagon.
In an online statement, the group declared that it was able to hack the systems of the contracting company and steal ninety thousand e-mail addresses and passwords belonging to military staff from various ranks.
Moreover, leaders of this group threatened to target computer systems of the London police and British judicial, and warned that this day will be the biggest day in their history.
According to analysts, Anonymous is using its attacks as means to express its anger after the News International Company’s phone hacking scandal, which forced the News of The World newspaper to shut down.
Furthermore, the group wants to show its stance regarding the extradition of Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, to authorities.
The group has already attacked the sites of Amazon, Bank of America, PayPal, Visa and Mastercard, for their refusal to transfer contributions to the Wikileaks account in compliance with U.S. government orders.
Adaptation: Sarah Sfeir
Original report: Ghefar Abu Daqa
Voice: Noora Faraj