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Hacker group Anonymous warns UK police and judges to 'brace' themselves

A senior figure within Anonymous is thought to have given a warning that ‘tomorrow is the beginning’.

An Anonymous supporter wears the mask associated with the group
An Anonymous supporter wears the mask associated with the group
Image: Gael x

A SENIOR FIGURE in the hacker group Anonymous has warned that tomorrow will see “two of the biggest releases” from the group in the last four years.

The Guardian reports that the Anonymous is threatening to attack the computer systems of the UK police and judiciary, timed to coincide with the beginning of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition appeal hearing.

The attack is also reported to be in retaliation for alleged payments made to police officers by journalists at the centre of the News International hacking scandal.

The Twitter account of The Real Sabu, which is thought to be the account of a senior Anonymous member posted this message earlier today:

And more recently this message was posted:

The hashtag AntiSec is thought to refer to a movement set up by Lulzsec and Anonymous. The New York Times (subscription may be required) reports that the group last week infiltrated the network of an engineering contractor which works for the FBI. AntiSec claims to be waging a war against corrupt governments and corporations. The group also announced last week that it had hacked a surveying website run by Apple.

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