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Report: Anonymous to Launch New Attack in Guatemala


According to Prensa Libre, a cell that allegedly forms part of international hacker collective Anonymous announced plans to launch a cyber attack on either Monday or Tuesday.

The attack may be a signal of support for activists protesting against mining and other mega-projects in Guatemala, according to reports distributed in social media networks and Youtube.

Hackers previously attacked the web page of Guatemalan Congress last November, posting a message critical of Congressional President Robert Alejos. In Guatemalan political circles, he is known as a staunch ally of the controversial former first lady and presidential candidate Sandra Torres.

Guatemala's Congressional web page was previously attacked on August 15. A series of other attacks on other government home pages followed two weeks later.

The hacker collective launched several significant actions in Latin America this year. In July, the group took down the Colombian defense ministry's web page, as well as the Facebook page of President Juan Manuel Santos and the Twitter page of former president Alvaro Uribe. Colombia's now-dismantled intelligence agency, known as the DAS, also saw its web page defaced. Other attacks were registered in Chile and Brazil.

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