Guantanamo Wi-Fi shuttered after Anonymous hacking threat

A posting from CNet News in there Security and Privacy section:

After the hacking collective Anonymous launched a Twitter campaign pledging to go after the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, the U.S. military barred all Wi-Fi access on the base, according to the Associated Press. All social media, including Facebook and Twitter, also has been banned.

Army Lt. Col. Samuel House told the Associated Press that the shuttering of the base’s Wi-Fi was because of Anonymous’ public plans to “disrupt activities” at the military prison.

While no disruptions have yet been reported, according to the Associated Press, Anonymous has promised to make good on its threats.

The group said it launched its online protest in solidarity with the prisoners who have been on a hunger strike for the last few months. Anonymous publicized its campaign via several “Twitter Storm” packages with various hashtags referencing days in May, including #GTMO17, #GTMO18, and #GTMO19.

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