Anonymous knocks out Gabon government sites with DoS attack

News by Doug Olenick

The hacktivist group Anonymous reportedly took down dozens of Gabon government websites over the weekend as part of its "anti-dictatorships" campaign.

The hacktivist group Anonymous reportedly took down dozens of Gabon government websites over the weekend as part of its "anti-dictatorships" campaign.

The Agency France Presse reported that Anonymous took credit for bringing down more than 70 Gabon government websites with a denial of service attack.

"More than 70 government sites (attacked). All their servers and mail systems are offline. The dictators should have been expecting us," AFP quoted a message on a Twitter account close to the Anonymous group.

The DoS attack took place as Gabon was conducting an election, which concluded on Saturday.

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