The infamous hacker collective Anonymous has affixed its digital crosshairs on Jamestown, Pennsylvania based chemical munitions manufacturer Combined Tactical Systems on the anniversary of Bahrain’s protest movement that began one year ago.
The twitter account @YourAnonNews, which has become the mouthpiece for alerting those outside of the IRCs (internet relay chat, simply an independent online chatroom) to Anon's various operations, announced that the company's website was being attacked. After the initial announcement, the account tweeted a series of statements calling attention to Bahrain's "forgotten" protest movement in conjunction with a destributed denial of service attack on Bahrain's official website bahrain.bh.
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The group also released a statement on pastebin.com, where they traditionally post what are essentially press releases for the general public. In this statement the collective dicussed the motivation behind the attack on Combined Tactical Systems and their continued support for Arab protesters.
“From the streets of Oakland to Tahrir Square, to Palestine, Greece, Bahrain and Syria, your sinister instruments of torture and brutality have been used by the vile swine enforcers of the rich ruling classes to repress our revolutionary movements,” read the statement.