Anonymous Hacks U.S. Government Websites in Protest of ACTA

February 17, 2012 -

The hacktivist group Anonymous continues to assault government websites in protest of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The group has reportedly hacked several U.S. government web sites including,, and the National Consumer Protection Week official site ( According to VentureBeat the group compromised the websites and then posted anti-ACTA statements and a PSA video.

Below is the statement they posted on the sites:

"Even more bothersome than your complete lack of competence in maintaining your own fucking websites and serving the citizens you are supposed to be protecting, is the US federal government’s support of ACTA. You really want to empower copyright holders to demand that users who violate IP rights (with no legal process) have their Internet connections terminated? You really want to allow a country with an oppressive Internet censorship regime to demand under the treaty that an ISP in another country remove site content? Well, we have a critical warning for you, and we suggest you read the next few paragraphs very, very closely.

If ACTA is signed by all participating negotiating countries, you can rest assured that Antisec will bring a fucking mega-uber-awesome war that rain torrential hellfire down on all enemies of free speech, privacy and internet freedom. We will systematically knock all evil corporations and governments off of our internet."

The group also posted a video to each site, which you can find embedded in this story..

Source: VentureBeat

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Re: Anonymous Hacks U.S. Government Websites in Protest of ACTA

I saw that acta attack video earlier this week.  It's humorous, to be sure, but I doubt that it's really going to change any hearts or minds.


Further, they could be doing the world a lot more good.  I seem to recall Viacom saying that they would kill Spongebob Squarpants.  Anon would have a lot more allies if they called Viacom's bluff.

Re: Anonymous Hacks U.S. Government Websites in Protest of ACTA

If anything the backers of ACTA will use this to prove their point.

Re: Anonymous Hacks U.S. Government Websites in Protest of ACTA

Use what? ACTA addresses nothing that Anon does. They are just both operating on the internet.

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