Hackers attack Irish govt over new web law

Posted in: Government & Policy at 26/01/2012 19:26

Hackers attacked the websites of Ireland's departments of finance and justice on Wednesday in a protest against government plans to block websites that violate copyright laws.

Officials said both websites were taken offline for a short time in the early hours of Wednesday in a denial of service attack, in which the sites were bombarded with a huge number of requests.

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