Anonymous is not backing down from pressuring the UK government for its threats against whistleblower Julian Assange.
Assange is the face behind informant organization WikiLeaks and currently takes diplomatic shelter at the Ecuador embassy in London.
Hacker group Anonymous started attacks against official UK government websites to pull out Assange from the asylum for deportation to Sweden, where he will face allegations of sexual misconduct.
Assange could also be extradited to the US and face charges that could have him life imprisoned or even face death penalty.
The hacker-activists already attacked the Ministry of Justice’s website and upheld pressure overnight.
Anonymous also chose other targets while several Twitter accounts promote attacks on them.
Swedish and British government and tourism websites, which include http://www.gateway.gov.uk, http://www.london.gov.uk, and http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk, have suffered the attacks.
The group’s automated program allows users to select a target website and is available online. After choosing a particular site, users get to throw 1,000 requests a second at its homepage.
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