THE HACKTIVIST GROUP Anonymous apparently has declared war on Finland after the country began blocking access to the filesharing web site Pirate Bay.
Yesterday we reported that the large Finnish ISP Elisa, had begun blocking the web site at the order of Finland's High Court. This news was not taken well by Anonymous, which responded by hacking its 'enemy'.
"TANGO DOWN http://www.antipiracy.fi Copyright Information & Anti-Piracy Centre In Finland | And We'll keep it down as long as We want \o/," wrote the Anon_Finland account on Twitter.
The cause caught the attention of the wider Anonymous hacktivist collective, and the Anonymous Finns got its support.
"Finland is apparently just begging for some sweet, sweet Anonymous action. We shall oblige them. #Elisagate ^_^" wrote Youanonnews.
Anonymous Sabu, one of the more vocal members of the group also took an interest. "Ladies and gents: today we will focus on Finland. and every country like it who has begun a campaign of censorship. First steps to Cyberwar," he tweeted, adding, "To the Finnish government: Stop censorship or deal with the consequences."
Elisa is appealing the decision and is calling its block a temporary one. It also said that it installed the block to avoid a fine. It added that it did not make the decision, but the High Court. µ