Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bill C-51 Redax: Anonymous Claims Responsibility for Canadian Government Hack

Anonymous Claims Responsibility for Canadian Government Hack

by C. L. Cook -

The global Anonymous Collective claimed responsibility Wednesday, June 17th for a cyber attack targeting Canadian government websites and the country's senate.

A video purportedly released by the Anon collective said its actions were in response to the June 15th senate passing of the controversial Bill C-51, also known as the Anti-Terrorism Act.

A broad coalition of social justice, free speech, and media organizations harshly criticized the Act, saying it is a massive over-reach and will effect negatively the rights of Canadian citizens.

Similar legislation has been introduced in several western nations, prompting the Anons to call for a June 20th global demonstration against state intrusion into people's lives, and the undermining of  Magna Carta protections for the individual.

The Canadian senate passed Bill C-51 as Britain celebrated the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, or Great Charter of English Law.

Video released by "Anonymous"

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