Massive Cyber Attack: Anonymous takes down Pakistan Army and Govt websites against Police brutality

The online hacktivist Anonymous has conducted as massive cyber attack on Pakistanigovernment, as a result Pakistani Army and government websites have been taken down against police brutality on protesters in Islamabad, Pakistan.

@AnonymousGlobo announced the news on their official Twitter account with the list of sites taken down as a result of DDoS attack.

The list includes Pakistan Army’s recruitment website, government of Punjab’s official portal, Pakistan Meteorological Department, Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) and several other high profile government and military websites.

Tweet by Anonymous is available below:

It all started when protesters gathered to protest against government for conducting rigged election. However, due to police brutality around 7 people have been killed and 70 injured according to sources in Pakistan.

Another tweet warns Pakistani government to expect Anonymous:

Join Pakistan Army is down

@AnonymousGlobo is the same Anonymous hacktivist who played a vital role in taking down Israeli websites during #OpSaveGaza.

At the time of publishing this article some sites were down and some restored.


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