[ISN] Anonymous said to be planning cyberattack on ITU site

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2012 03:31:01 -0600 (CST)

By Antone Gonsalves
December 06, 2012

Anonymous is planning to launch a cyberattack this weekend against the 
website of the International Telecommunications Union, a United Nations 
agency holding a meeting of 190 governments to discuss political and 
commercial control of the Internet, a security firm says.

The ITU-organized World Conference on International Telecommunications 
runs Dec. 3-14 in Dubai. The secretive meet has sparked rage within 
Anonymous and the blogosphere over a Russian proposal to hand control 
over the Internet to the ITU.

Such conspiracy theories are unlikely to become reality, experts say. 
That's because such a move would require an international consensus, and 
many countries would oppose such a proposal, including the U.S.

Nevertheless, the hacktivist collective Anonymous posted a YouTube video 
last week denouncing the ITU meeting and warning of "grave consequences" 
to human rights.


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