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Greek teen arrested over ministry cyber attack

ATHENS — Greek police said Monday they had arrested an 18-year-old suspected of hacking into the justice ministry’s website earlier this month, an attack claimed on behalf of online hackers group Anonymous. Two other boys aged 16 and 17 were also being sought over the case, police said. In the…

Europeans protest controversial ACTA pact

Tens of thousands of people marched in protests in more than a dozen European cities Saturday against a controversial anti-online piracy pact that critics say could curtail Internet freedom. Some 41,000 people rallied in Germany, including 16,000 in Munich and 10,000 in Berlin, against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which…

Germany delays signing anti-piracy treaty as opposition mounts

Opposition has been mounting worldwide to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which would creative a new set of international standards for enforcing so-called “intellectual property” rights. Many opponents see the provisions of the agreement as threatening the integrity of the Internet by promoting censorship and criminalizing everyday online activities. It was…

Hackers hit Greek ministry over austerity, anti-piracy deal

Online hackers group Anonymous on Friday attacked the Greek justice ministry website in criticism of the country’s tough fiscal reforms and its decision to join a controversial anti-piracy deal. “You have introduced a new dictatorship upon your people’s shoulders and allowed the bankers and the monarchs of the EU to…

Online protests in Poland over ACTA anti-piracy pact

WARSAW — Nearly 100 Polish websites shrouded their pages in black early Tuesday to protest against Warsaw’s plan to sign a multilateral anti online piracy accord this week. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) aims to create international standards for intellectual property protection, but some groups oppose it as limiting Internet…

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