Privacy, Piracy Concerns Prompt FTC Site Hacks

Law360, New York (February 17, 2012, 5:04 PM ET) -- Several websites belonging to the Federal Trade Commission were shut down Friday following an attack by a hacker group, which said it was protesting the agency’s handling of a new Google privacy policy and the federal government’s support of a proposed global anti-counterfeiting agreement.

The FTC’s consumer protection business center and National Consumer Protection Week websites were among those attacked and disabled.

The attacks on FTC websites were the second in less than a month and were apparently conducted by Antisec, a hacking group associated with...
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