War Protestors Stage Cyber Sit-Ins
Antiwar protestors closed down the U.K. government's 10 Downing Street Web site for a short period over the weekend.
Posting on independent media site
Jason Holloway, U.K. general manager of security company F-Secure UK, in Cambridge, England, confirmed Tuesday that the site was down because of a DoS attack.
F-Secure has been tracking war-related attacks and
"We have a big database of all the places that have been hacked, either denial of service or they have been defaced. The vast majority [of the hackers] are antiwar but there are also anti-U.S. and anti-Muslim [attacks]," Holloway said.
Sites such as the
F-Secure has heard unconfirmed reports that the
A Downing Street spokesperson said Monday that he did not know whether the site had been attacked.