Anonymous Hacks New York’s Board of Elections Website Against Brazil Football World Cup  

Anonymous, the hacktivist collective, compromised the New York State Board of Elections official website recently to protest against the FIFA World Cup starting from tomorrow in Brazil.

The hacktivists are protesting against the reported human rights abuses in Brazil, most of which were associated with the ongoing preparation for the World cup. The Brazilians have not taken it well the whopping amount of USD 11 billion spent on the World Cup hosting while majority of the countrymen reel under poverty, corruption and starvation. Aside that, many citizens were forced to leave their homes in an apparent drive to clean up the city to welcome influx of visitors.

Sao Paulo’s transit workers are already holding a general strike, today being the sixth day, and the government machinery has tried to subdue them with teargas.

While it is still unclear how the New York State Board of Elections is associated with any of these developments in Brazil, but it was taken for a surprise this morning when an Anonymous twitter handle Autonomous Operations, tweeted:

As well, the site’s address read: elections.ny.gov/anonbrazil and the homepage had the anonymous video. However, at the time of publishing this article, the video was removed. For readers we have embedded the same video below:

Yesterday, Anonymous hackers took down the official website of Military Police of #SãoPaulo in protest against the World Cup. Anonymous also released a list of its potential targets, many of which are sponsors related to the cup, for instance, Visa, McDonalds, Adidas, Coke and Budweiser.

 

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