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Hackers Targeted the FIFA World Cup Websites

Anonymous Activist hackers are claimed it has attacked a large number of websites associated with the World Cup, including Bank of Brazil’s and that of the country’s military police.

They are compromising websites for a cause, launched a campaign it called “Tangodown” or “ophackingcup” on Twitter.

“Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we’re tired of hearing promises that we know they’ll never keep,” the site read, claiming to be the “Voice of the Brazilian people”.

They are used a DDoS, or Distributed Denial of Service, against some government sites, a sponsor and companies partnering with the World Cup organization, he said, adding that there was also defacement of some government sites.

A DDoS consists of taking a web site down by overriding its server with multiple access requests. Defacement is when hackers manipulate the appearance of a site, often introducing hostile messages

Fifa World Cup begins on Thursday, it exposed increasing public antipathy in Brazil, as costs have spiralled and police crackdowns have led to unintended consequences such as the recruitment of ever younger children into the drugs trade.

On Wednesday military police were already taking up position around São Paulo’s Itaquerão stadium, which will stage the opening game between Brazil and Croatia.

According FT, several protest groups have promised on Facebook to hold anti-World Cup demonstrations outside the stadium, threatening to storm police barricades and block one of the main access routes to Itaquerão.

São Paulo’s metro workers are set to vote late on Wednesday on whether to resume a strike that brought the city’s trains to a halt.

Human rights groups have warned that excessive force by the military police – a legacy of Brazil’s dictatorship – could spark further protests and unrest.


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