The hacktivist group Anonymous posted on 13 June a video on YouTube warning the Greek government of their intentions to target state websites after the shutdown of public broadcaster ERT and the dismissal of more than 2,600 employees.
Anonymous warned the Greek government that from 15 June they will launch a cyberattack on state websites. However, according to local media, the Athens Court of Appeal has already been hacked yesterday evening.
“One day if you see black broadcasting on your TV, will be the day that democracy has died for ever,” is the message that appeared in the website of the court.
One of the members of the group said in the video: “The Greek government continues its tactics to dismiss people who have children. This is unacceptable”.
“ You must know that you are our target now. You should expect us at 15th Of June. We Will Fight For Our Freedom. All Anonymous Together, ” the message continues.
Anonymous posted on Facebook a list with its future Greek targets, including the Ministry of Justice, the Greek Parliament, the Internal Revenue Service portal and the Ministry of National Defence.
On 11 June, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras shut down TV broadcaster ERT and announced intentions of replace it with the company Nerit (New Hellenic Radio Internet and Television).
However, the domain name 'nerit.gr' was registered by the news blog Troktiko after government's intentions, and the site is not available. Instead, it's being used by ERT employees to broadcast online.
Anonymous is not the only organisation giving support to ERT. The state radio and TV is also getting strong back-up from various international and non-governmental organisations across Europe, including the Association of European Journalists (AEJ) and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters.
You can watch Anonymous message in the video attached below: