A day after hacker collective Anonymous claimed credit for taking down the Central Intelligence Agency’s site (cia.gov), a site related to Mexico’s mining industry and a site run by the State of Alabama, Interpol.int has gone offline.

The Friday hacks appeared to compromise emails and other sensitive documents:

A web page that included Anonymous’ signature tag line stated the hacking was in response to Alabama’s “recent racist legislation in an attempt to punish immigrants as criminals” — referring to legislation, signed last June, aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration in the state.

The Anonymous-related Twitter page also provided links to documents, messages and other files that it said it had taken off a website tied to Mexico’s mining ministry.

“Hello Mexican Chamber of Mines,” a related Twitter post read. “Want to see your emails exposed?”

A message found on Pastebin.com appeared to imply credit for DDoSing Interpol and was tagged “With love from @blackTuesday.” (Ed: The Twitter handle for the group is apparently @BlackTuesdayHG.)

Thousands protested A.C.T.A. (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) across Europe on Saturday. While anti-piracy A.C.T.A. is a favorite target for Anonymous’s wrath and plenty of Guy Fawkes masks were in evidence in photos of protesters, it wasn’t clear that the Interpol wipe and A.C.T.A. protests were connected.

Source CNN.com

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