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Anonymous hacks foreign minister’s web site

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Peter Gentle 25.01.2012 14:22
Hacking of web sites associated with the Polish government continue after the announcement that Poland will sign the anti-web piracy ACTA agreement tomorrow.
PAP Maciej Kulczynski

photo - PAP/Maciej Kulczynski

The personal site of Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski (radeksikorski.pl) was hacked, Wednesday morning, with urls on individual article pages changed to include the slogan: ‘fuck-acta’.

The web site was working normally at mid-day Wednesday, however.

On Monday, Radek Sikorski “thanked” hackers who broke into government web sites over the weekend, including the web site of the Foreign Ministry, as it would help the government tighten its cyber-security arrangement.

“Thanks to the exercise we will improve our skills,” he claimed.

Meanwhile, the Polish government has been at pains to point out that though the Polish ambassador to Japan will sign the ACTA agreement tomorrow in Tokyo, it does not mean that it will have any practical force under Polish law untill ratified by parliament.

Justice Minister Jarosław Gowin claims that at a meeting of the Cabinet on Tuesday, he recommended that "the spirit of this [ACTA] agreement is too punitive," and the government would make certain recommendations on the issue before it is debated in parliament, where it will, or will not be ratified. (pg)

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