Anonymous Takes Down Vatican Website

Vatican WebsiteVia Russia Today:

The activist hacking group Anonymous, responsible for numerous high-profile attacks on corporations and government bodies, has now targeted the Holy See, taking down www.vatican.va and is warning of a “coming storm”.

Hackers from the Italian branch of the group attacked the Vatican’s website in protest against Roman Catholic Church’s scandals, liturgies, conservative doctrines and controversial history.

The website was taken down on Wednesday and was inaccessible for hours. A Vatican spokesman said he could not confirm the crash was the work of the hackers but said technicians were working to get it back up, Reuters reports. “Anonymous has decided to put your site under siege in response to your doctrine, liturgy and the absurd and anachronistic rules that your profit-making organization spreads around the world,” a statement published on the Italian website of the Anonymous group read.

Anonymous has become increasingly associated with international ‘hacktivism’, staging protests and high-profile cyber-attacks. The group has carried out attacks on scores of organizations, political parties and governments across the world.

The attack on the Holy See website comes as Anonymous warned of a “storm” to come in March…

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  • Redacted

    Thats rude. How will priests find their child porn now?

    • Liam_McGonagle

      Sadly, given their record on the issue, I get the notion that they’re more in the production and distribution rather than consuming end of the business . . .

  • Pb

    yawn

  • JaceD

    Oh no! Anonymous took down the frontend of another website??? Those hackers are sure doing a number on the establishment.

    Here’s an idea, hack the backend of a database and actually bring an organisation down….
    Then again they probably wouldn’t get as much coverage if they could truely hack into a system and cause some serious trouble.

  • Haystack

    I think it would be funny of the pope excommunicated Anonymous. 

  • Chris Ledwich

    Humourous Satirical Blog about how this was one of “3 Failed Attempts to Troll the Catholic Church” in the past month:
    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/badcatholic/2012/03/3-failed-attempts-to-troll-the-catholic-church.html