Hackers attack Egyptian gov't sites; Internet back

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February 2, 2011 23:12

 
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A loose international group of hacker activists says it is attacking Egyptian government websites, taking them offline soon after the country restored Internet service Wednesday.

An Internet forum run by the group "Anonymous" directs participants to attack the websites of the Egyptian Ministry of Information and the ruling National Democratic Party. Neither was accessible from New York on Wednesday afternoon.

The group claims credit in a Twitter post.

The same group rallied to support WikiLeaks in November and December, attacking websites of companies it saw as hampering the document-distribution site.

The Egyptian government cut off all Internet service in the country on Friday.

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