Hackers strike against Swedish websitesOctober 3, 2012 in Technology / Internet
(AP)—Hackers have struck at least two Swedish government-affiliated websites, shutting down one of them in a denial-of-service attack and leaving links to profane messages on the other.
The attacks come just days after police on Monday raided a Stockholm-based webhosting company, PRQ, and a video was posted on YouTube—allegedly made on behalf of the hacker group Anonymous—warning Swedish authorities of repercussions.
Police spokesman Anders Ahlqvist says the website of Sweden's Courts Administration was swamped with false users, while links to a foul message was left at the National Board of Health and Welfare. Both sites are running again.
PRQ Head Mikael Viborg says his company previously hosted servers for file-sharing site the Pirate Bay and still houses some servers for the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks.
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