Anonymous Hackers Launch Massive Campaign Ahead of 2018 Ibero-American Summit

Led by LorianSynaro, NameTikure, ArgentinaGhostHackers, LulzsecArgentina, AnonymousNiAn0nymousGuatemala and many others, in coordination/conjunction with #OpNicaragua and #OpIberoLibre, Anonymous has launched a relentless wave of attacks against various web portals belonging to the Guatemalan Government. Over the last 48 hours alone, Anonymous hackers have managed to take down the official websites belonging to the Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State, Guatemala’s Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of DefenseGuatemalan Congress, Office of the President and Central Bank. The full list of websites targeted by the attacks include:

hxxps://www.presidencia.gob.gt
hxxp://www.mindef.mil.gt/
hxxps://www.congreso.gob.gt
hxxp://www.mineco.gob.gt
hxxp://mintrabajo.gob.gt
hxxp://mintrabajo.gob.gt
hxxps://www.congreso.gob.gt
hxxp://www.mineco.gob.gt
hxxp://cumbreiberoamericana2018.gt
hxxps://www.congreso.gob.gt
hxxp://www.cumbreiberoamericana2018.gt
hxxp://mides.gob.gt
hxxps://www.banguat.gob.gt/
hxxp://www.cumbreiberoamericana2018.gt

As for the timing of the attacks, they were released ahead of the 2018 Iber-American Summit – a yearly meeting of 20 Heads of State across South America. Not only did Guatemala host this years summit, but days ahead of it the Guatemalan Government made the “mistake” of declaring their their full support for Venezuelan President Daniel Ortega, as well as his crackdowns against protesters throughout the course of 2018. Consequentially enough, this is also exactly why the Government of Guatemala has found itself under such heavy attack from Anonymous this week.

As for the situation in Nicaragua, if you are not already caught up to speed, the hacks associated with #OpNicaraguaa and #SOSNicaragua are being pulled off in retaliation for the deaths of over 500 Nicaraguan protesters throughout the course of 2018. A year which has also seen the arbitrary arrests of hundreds more, mostly young people and student activists calling for new Government leadership. Hackers and protesters alike are calling for the removal of President Daniel Ortega and Vice-President Rosario Murillo from office, and for the pair to be tried in public court for their crimes. If you would like to read/learn more about the ongoing human rights crisis in Nicaragua, you are invited to utilize the following resources:

Human Rights Violations – Nicaragua: https://www.amnesty.org/en/search/?q=nicaragua&sort=date

Hacked #OpIberoLibre

Interestingly enough, one of the sub-domains belonging to hxxp://datos.minfin.gob.gt was hacked and defaced by LorianSynaro, whom manged to gain administrator level access and add the following page to the Government owned account/site:

As of 11/17/2018 the page about ^^^ is still open and accessible to the public. On it, Anonymous has left the following message:

Exigimos a los países demócratas arrestar a Daniel Ortega en #Guatemala, es un deber humanitario. Daniel Ortega asesino de más de 530 jóvenes estudiantes todo

Nicaragua reclama tu cabeza ¡Pagarás por tus crímenes!.

Jimmy Morales, la corrupción no se perdona, nos saliste más caro y corrupto que el gobierno anterior, no quieres a la CICIG, porque sabes que estarías preso también por ser un vulgar delincuentes, cobarde y asesino, FCN Nación cúpula corrupta.

We are #Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us!

Translation:We demand that the democratic countries arrest Daniel Ortega in #Guatemala, it is a humanitarian duty. Daniel Ortega murderer of more than 530 young students all Nicaragua claims your head You will pay for your crimes! Jimmy Morales, corruption is not forgiven, you left us more expensive and corrupt than the previous government, you do not want the CICIG, because you know you would be imprisoned also for being a vulgar criminals, coward and murderer, FCN Nation dome corrupt.

As was reported by countless media outlets throughout South America, the hacks/protests appear to have been a success. On Friday November 16th 2017, President Ortega officially tucked his tail between his legs and canceled his trip/appearance to this years summit.


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