Anonymous hackers decided to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi forces in 1945, by Anonymous Sweden deciding to knock pro-Nazi websites offline in motion of the 70 year old victory.
Hacktivists in Sweden took it upon themselves to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi forces in Germany by knocking offline pro-Nazi affiliated domains hosted exclusively by Swedish companies. Targets were limited but extremely well known with well-over hundreds of thousands of monthly visitors.
Specific targets included nordfront[dot]se and svenskarnasparti[dot]se, which were both taken offline by a large Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack and have been inaccessible for several days. The domains remain offline during the time of writing this article and were initially taken offline mid afternoon Friday.
Depending on the size of the attack, the domains could remain offline and inaccessible for several days as they have been already.
Anonymous Sweden announced their news on Pastebin, with a letter to pro-Nazi websites that were apart of their targeted attack, stating:
Today it’s 70 years since nazi-Germany fell. But nazis is still marching in Europe.. Attacking peaceful protesters and spreading fear across the world.
It is our duty to remember what happend and never let the horrors be forgotten.. It is our duty to fight nazism. Today we Will wipe the nazis of the webs!
Server info : Apache/2.2.22 (Debian) mod_fcgid/2.3.6 mod_ssl/2.2.22 OpenSSL/1.0.1e
IP: 18.104.22.168 is their dotted decimal
Server info: its a worldpress site with cloudfare “Protection”
We are Anonymous
We do not forgive
We do not forget
Hitler-fan boys, its time to expect us!
/Anonymous Sweden with friends!
Special thanks to PH1K3
United as one
divided by zero
Anonymous started their attacks May 8th, and the domains are still offline nearly 48 hours later. The Swedish collective did not note any specific groups for taking part other than releasing the news via pastebin. We will keep you updated.