Hackers hit Scotland Yard’s site after arrests at Million Mask March

John Simpson reports:

Hackers claim to have shut down part of Scotland Yard’s website for eight hours in revenge for dozens of arrests during an anti-capitalist march that ended in violence in central London.

The Met’s news website was forced offline while thousands of protesters, many wearing Guy Fawkes masks, marked the fifth of November with the annual Million Mask March on parliament.

A member of the hacking collective Anonymous boasted of bringing down the section of the website, which is separated from sensitive and operational systems, at about 9pm on Saturday.

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