The online hacktivist Anonymous claimed responsibility for conducting DDoS attacks on Canadian government servers against the approval of anti-terror law C-51 that weakens Internet privacy. 

On 11th June 2015, we reported that Canada approved controversial anti-terror law C-51 that actually provides Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) immense powers as it can violate digital privacy of any one at any time in the name of countering terrorism.

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On Wednesday, Anonymous hackers took responsibility for shutting down the government owned websites including the online official portal canada.ca, Department of Finance and Treasury Board, the department responsible for the day-to-day administrative duties of the federal public service.

The attack was conducted under the banner of #OpC51 and #BillC51.

Canadian Parliament member Tony Clement confirmed in a Tweet that there was indeed a cyber attack on Canadian government. 

On Wednesday, a video on YouTube claiming to be from the hacking group Anonymous claimed responsibility of the cyber attack against the approval of C-51.

#OpCyberPrivacy:
 

We are in touch with Anonymous hackers behind this attack, stay tuned..!

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.