Hackers attack Mexico’s official websites

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(philstar.com) Updated September 16, 2011 10:15 AM

MEXICO CITY (Xinhua) — Several Mexican official websites, including that of the Defense and Public Security Ministry, were out of service Thursday after attacks by a hacker group called Anonymous.

The ministry’s websites and those of several local governments went offline Thursday afternoon and could not be accessed so far.

“The website of the Defense Ministry is temporarily out of service and will be restored during the day,” a spokesman for the ministry said, without confirming whether it had been a target of cyber attack.

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17 tourists freed after kidnapping in Mexico’s Chiapas

Originally published Friday, February 4, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Mexican authorities say leftist Zapatista sympathizers held 17 tourists for one day after clashing with government-aligned farmers near a frequently visited waterfall area in the southern state of Chiapas. Continue reading