Mexican hackers attack political, official sites

September 16, 2012

(AP)—Mexican hackers have taken over more than a dozen websites belonging to political parties and local governments and posted a message criticizing the government on the nation's Independence Day.

The hackers targeted sites such as that of the government-owned National Auditorium, the National Action Party branch in the Yucatan and the southeastern Mexican town of Macuspana.

The group calls itself Ciber Protesta Mexicana and says it's not connected to the international group.

Hacked pages displayed a black screen with text denouncing violence in Mexico, the electoral institute's certification of July 1 election results and what it says was the imposition of President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto.

The page listed the federal Congress's TV site as one of those hacked, but it was working normally Sunday afternoon.

Explore further: Apparent pro-Syria group hacks Harvard website


Related Stories

Apparent pro-Syria group hacks Harvard website

September 26, 2011

(AP) -- Hackers have briefly defaced Harvard University's website, replacing the home page with an image of Syria's President Bashar Assad together with a message accusing the U.S. of supporting the uprising against him ...

Israeli hackers attack Iranian sites

January 26, 2012

A group of Israeli hackers said on Thursday they have attacked several Iranian websites, a day after a number of Israeli websites were taken offline in the latest incident in a low-level cyberwar.

Anonymous says it hacked Chinese government sites

April 5, 2012

(AP) -- China was struggling Thursday to restore several government websites that international hacking group Anonymous says it attacked in an apparent protest against Chinese Internet restrictions.

Recommended for you

On soft ground? Tread lightly to stay fast

October 8, 2015

These findings, reported today, Friday 9th October, in the journal Bioinspiration & Biomechanics, offer a new insight into how animals respond to different terrain, and how robots can learn from them.


Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.