A meeting of the International Telecommunications Union at the World Conference on International Communications in Dubai was attacked by hackers, causing the conference to suffer a network outage to one of its websites on Wednesday preventing delegates from accessing online documents that were being considered by the meeting.
While the debate among world governments over changes to the treaty regulating the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) takes place behind closed doors, online activists are terrified of a UN internet takeover.
It remains unclear who was behind the attacks. Anonymous, for one, has launched Operation WCIT and has pledged to carry out cyber-attacks against the organization in protest of internet regulation.
opWCIT twitter account tweeted, “And it’s down,” yesterday, linking an image of an error message on the ITU’s website.