Hackers attack govt website

2012-01-29 08:53

Bratislava - The shadowy online hackers group Anonymous on Saturday attacked the Slovak government's website in retaliation for Slovakia's plan to join an anti-piracy deal, the SME broadsheet daily said on its website.

Several governments have come under attack from hackers this week as 22 out of 27 members of the European Union signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) on January 26.

Slovakia is yet to sign the deal aimed at creating international standards for intellectual property protection, just like fellow EU members Cyprus, Estonia, Germany and the Netherlands.

Critics of the agreement maintain it could significantly curtail online freedom.

The Polish and Czech governments, the Lithuanian central bank and the European Parliament were among institutions attacked by hackers this week.

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