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Syrian Electronic Army Punish Anonymous by Defacing AnonPlus

A group of Syrian hackers has retaliated against Anonymous for hacking and defacing Syria’s Ministry of Defence website.

The Syrian hackers hacked and defaced Anonymous’ AnonPlus platform, the social network it created after being ousted from Google+.

“In response to your hacking to the website of the Syrian Ministry of Defence, the Syrian people have decided to purify the internet of [y]our pathetic website,” the Syrian hackers said in a message posted on the defaced AnonPlus website.

The message was also accompanied by some rather grizzly photos of dead Syrian soldiers, which were killed by the Muslim Brotherhood Organisation, the outfit that the Syrian hackers claimed Anonymous was supporting.

Anonymous, known for hacking into the CIA and the FBI, along with launching attacks against PayPal, had hacked into Syria’s Ministry of Defence website and defaced it with a message in support of the Syrian rebels.

According to Computer World, the Syrian hackers did not reveal their identity but the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab claimed that the attack was carried out by the Syrian Electronic Army, which is known to have carried out attacks on organisations that post derogatory messages against the Syrian regime.