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Indian govt websites hacked by Anonymous over 'internet censorship'

New Delhi, Sat, 19 May 2012 ANI

New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Notorious Internet hacking group Anonymous has claimed responsibility for cyber-attacks on a host of Indian government websites, in retaliation to the country's web censorship plans.

Websites of government departments, the Supreme Court and, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Indian National Congress came under the attack.

The Indian anti-piracy firm behind the blocking of Vimeo, DailyMotion and The Pirate Bay was also attacked, the BBC reports.

The website of Copyrightlabs was also 'down for maintenance' during the attacks.

In tweets documenting its ongoing hack attacks, Anonymous said they were being carried out in retaliation for 'internet censorship' in India.

Anonymous brought down the websites by a tactic known as a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. (ANI)

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