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Yemeni Government Websites Down in Advance of “Day of Rage”

After launching DDoS attacks on companies that denied service to Wikileaks, hacker collective Anonymous turned its attention to oppressive regimes, including Zimbabwe, Tunisia and Egypt, shutting down some government websites in those countries.

Now, someone seems to have targeted Yemen in advance of February 3rd’s “day of rage.” Whether it was Anonymous or not – we are not finding anyone claiming responsibility – the sites are indisputably down.

Among the websites targeted are the Yemeni Ministry of Information, the tax office and that of Yemen’s long-serving president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, all of which are down.

In fact, many of the official Yemeni government sites, those based on gov.ye, seem down right now, including:

  • aden.gov.ye
  • legalaffairs.gov.ye
  • natec.gov.ye
  • parliament.gov.ye

Many others, however, such as the customs and agricultural sites, are still accessible.

Other sources: Valleywag

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