Anonymous target Interpol with OpFreeAssange
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
Interpol is the world’s largest international police organisation. Anonymous therefore found its website a fitting target for a DDoS attack. The DDoS attack was part of the Operating Free Assange started by Anonymous. Its believed the attack was launched from the United Kingdom where Julian Assange is currently situated, inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
The website has been disrupted for a short amount of time some 12 hours ago, but currently it’s working properly. Some other “hacktivists” are also laying claim to taking down the United Kingdom’s serious organised crime agency (SOCA) website. No confirmation of that attack has been found, but if it was attacked it seems along with the Interpol site, no permanent damage was done.
So far, the victims of OpFreeAssange are the websites of MP Peter Hain, UK Ministry of Justice, the Prime Minister’s Office, the Department of Work and Pensions, and the Home Office.
Anonymous and its supporters seem determined to keep this up until Julian Assange is released and allowed safe passage to Ecuador where he was recently granted political asylum. Good luck to anonymous with OpFreeAssange and we hope that Julian Assange gets safely to Ecuador, otherwise it would be a bitter blow to free speech.