ANC website going down: Anonymous

The hacker activist, or “hacktivist”, who took responsibility for the downtime of the Independent Online (IOL) website, Anonymous Africa, has announced on Twitter that it will be taking the ANC website offline at 10:00 today (14 June 2013).

“Today we shall be hitting one of the biggest enablers of the mass murdering Mugabe. The ANC…” stated Anonymous Africa, who goes by @zim4thewin on Twitter.

In response to questions on the intended target, the hacktivist said they would be taking down the main ANC website using a “Tsunami DDoS [distributed denial-of-service]” attack.

Update: As of 10:00, the ANC website is offline. “anc.org.za is tango down!  for being corrupt and supporting the mass murdering mugabe,” Anonymous Africa tweeted.

Anonymous Africa ANC website downtime tweet
Anonymous Africa ANC website downtime tweet

Numerous attempts to connect to the ANC website shortly after 10:00 proved fruitless.  The following screenshot displayed what users trying to access to ANC.org.za were met with.

ANC website shortly after-10AM on Friday 14 June 2013
ANC website shortly after 10AM on Friday 14 June 2013

An ANC spokesperson was not immediately available for comment regarding the attack on the organisation’s website.

Update (11:38): Anonymous Africa announced that it will stop the attack on the ANC website in 12 minutes, saying, “protest against the anc will stop in 12 minutes, we will be back”.

Anonymous Africa ANC website attack stop time announcement
Anonymous Africa ANC website attack stop time announcement

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