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Hackers take down key Canadian systems

Hackers take down key Canadian systems
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Days after U.S. government sites were broken into, federal government websites from Canada were hacked and turned black. Government-run websites like the weather, public service and parliament sites were offline for hours before finally being restored. But the crazy thing is that someone (well a group of people) has already taken responsibility for it.

The global hacking group Anonymous claimed that it was responsible for the attack through a YouTube video. This has not yet been verified by Canadian officials. The video explains that the hacking was in retaliation for an anti-terrorism bill that was passed through the Canadian House of Commons.

“We launched an attack against Canadian Senate and Government of Canada websites in protest against the recent passing of Bill C-51,” declared the disguised voice in the video. The voice continued, "(C-51) is a clear violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as removing our legal protections that have stood enshrined in the Magna Carta for 800 years.”

Next page: What is this C-51 all about?
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