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The loosely organized “hacktivist” group known as Anonymous trained its weapons on Egypt Wednesday, resulting in at least three official government websites being knocked offline.
Sites belonging to Egypt’s cabinet, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology were inaccessible, most likely due to distributed denial-of-service (DDo S) attacks, as of 3 p.m. Members of Anonymous had begun to organize at attack on Egypt three days ago, according to the Web-hosting company Netcraft, but the effort picked up steam Tuesday as the authorities in Cairo blocked domestic Twitter access.
They are commonly referred to as an internet based collective of hacktivists whose goals, like its organization, are decentralized.
Anonymous seeks mass awareness and revolution against what the organization perceives as corrupt entities, while attempting to maintain anonymity. According to white supremacist radio host Hal Turner, in December 2006 and January 2007 individuals who identified themselves as Anonymous took Turner's website offline, costing him thousands of dollars in bandwidth bills.
As affected organizations work to recover their seized data and assess their losses, we estimate the financial and economic impact of the hack.