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Anonymous Claims Credit for Hacking FTC Site

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

January 25, 2012

MSNBC reports that hacker group Anonymous has claimed credit "for hacking a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) website as part of a continuing attack on government and private industry sites in retaliation for possible anti-piracy legislation in Congress." The Next Web reports that the attack has resulted in a "range of data about the site, including contact details of FTC officials, published on the page." The FTC confirmed the attack on its OnGuardOnline.gov site via Twitter, the report states, and has said it "takes this malicious act seriously," adding the site will be "brought back up when we're satisfied that any vulnerability has been addressed."
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