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GCHQ Website hit by Anonymous Hacktivist's DDos Attack

Few days back Mr.Edward Snowden document revealed GCHQ carried out denial of service (DoS) attacks against communications systems used by the hacktivist group.

Anonymous Hactivists are started their own Operation Payback, which itself involved carrying out denial of service attacks against high profile websites such as MasterCard, Visa, Amazon, Moneybookers, and PostFinance.

According to the Netcraft's Romanian performance monitor GCHQ website gchq.gov.uk is hit DDos Attack, a statement on GCHQ's war against Anonymous was posted on the AnonNews website. 


The statement ends with a suggestion that some kind of retaliation could be expected: "Now that we truly know who it was who attacked us, Expect all of us."


The www.gchq.gov.uk website is served from a content delivery network run by Limelight Networks, who claim to be one of the world's largest, best performing, and most highly available content delivery networks.


The website changed its Server header from "WebServer" to "EdgePrism/4.1.2.0" earlier this week. Limelight Networks first unveiled EdgePrism in 2001, so any similarities to the name of the NSA's PRISM mass electronic surveillance program are presumably coincidental.


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