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DDoS Attack on Hawaii's Thirty Meter Telescope Website

Hackers are launched a distributed denial-of-service(DDoS) attack against the Hawaii's Thirty Meter Telescope website, which is planned to be the Northern hemisphere’s largest, most advanced optical telescope.

A group called Operation Green Rights, claiming to be affiliated to Anonymous, launched a primitive DDoS attack on the TMT and Hawaiian government sites, posting trophy screen grabs to its blog along with the statement: “Nothing will ever justify the destruction of ecosystems; filthy money can never replace them. Stand with the Hawaiian natives against #TMT”.

There are 13 telescopes on the island of Mauna Kea but work to build the TMT, billed as the world’s most advanced ground-based optical, near-infrared, and mid-infrared observatory, has led to protests.

The “filthy money” the protestors have set themselves against includes its rent, which will rise to $1m a year for the land the telescope itself will stand on. It will employ around 140 people, with significantly more being employed during construction.

Operation Green rights asserts the project is “ecocide” and that it abuses “native” people's rights. The TMT organisation, however, claims that the site was chosen on the basis that it was well away from anything of cultural and architectural significance, in an area where there are no endangered “plants or bugs”.

Cindy McMillan, Ige's director of communications, could not confirm the government's sites were disrupted but had asked security personnel to investigate. All government sites were operational at the time of this report.

The telescope project that received more than $240-million in funding from Canada on Monday. It's billed as the most powerful optical instrument on Earth for viewing the cosmos.

Author Venkatesh Yalagandula Follow us Google + and Facebook and Twitter