Subversive “Anonymous” cyber attacked in Latin America.
The hacker organization Anonymous attacked in Latin America, opening a new front
The so called Operation Condor (same infamous name as the one used by some military in South America during the 70´s), promoted by the hacker subversive organization called “Anonymous”, was the responsible of the cyber attacks against the government of Ecuador, while President Correa was holding a speech in the ecuatorian Congress, informed Infobae.
Describing its operation using Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag # OPCondorlibre, the organization Anonymous organized these attacks due to “attacks on freedom of expression undertaken by the government of Ecuador”.
Apparently, it was a Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, causing a saturation effect on Internet sites, preventing proper deployment due to the number of requests.
The hackers were posting the timing of the blows through their operative account on Twitter. Around 11:00 local time, they made public a diagram presenting the structure of servers in the National Telecommunications Corporation. An hour later, they published personal information of several representatives of a ecuatorian governmental institution . And at 13:13, it was reported the IP address of the videoconferencing system of the Ministry of Environment.
The Presidency, however, denied the “success” of Anonymous. “Nearly 10 000 users saturated the website, so that its capacity had to be extended. It was not hacked.” They argued that the decision to install a streaming session of the Assembly prevented full resolution of the site.