Anonymous Attacks UK Justice Web Site in Support of Assange
The group of hackers known as Anonymous has claimed they attacked the Justice Ministry site, as you can see in the screen shot from the Anonymous Twitter feed:
Justice.gov.uk was still online at 9:30 P.M., although it was very slow to load.
Apparently Anonymous is attacking UK sites in support of Julian Assange, who is in Ecuador's embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden. From the article:
Ecuador granted the 41-year-old Australian diplomatic asylum last week, but Britain has said it will not grant him safe passage out of the U.K., insisting that it must follow the law and deliver him to Sweden on a binding European arrest warrant.
Assange claims the attempt to extradite him to Sweden is a conspiracy to make him stand trial in the U.S. for revealing state secrets, and Anonymous is supporting his efforts to be safely extradited to Sweden.