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Hackers shut down parts of District government website in USA

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The District government Web site in USA is the latest victim of hackers, who seem to be protesting against the U.S. government.

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Parts of the city’s Web site, dc.gov, including the Department of Transportation and the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, have been performing erratically over periods of time.

Pedro Ribeiro, a spokesman for Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D), described the hacking as more of an annoyance than a threat. “They’re not endangering services,” he said. Ribeiro said the city is working with the federal government and vendors to address these attacks.

A hacker, going by the name Cosmosis Jones, wrote in an e-mail to The Washington Post that the group will continue similar attacks. The e-mail did not state specific reasons for the hacking.

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However, media organizations have quoted the attacker as saying that the hacking was carried out on behalf of OWS (Occupy Wall Street) movement.

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