As a protest against extraditions of British citizens to the US and “draconian surveillance proposals, the group did so.
Under the name AnonOpUK it posted a message on microblogging site Twitter saying, “Anonymous is famous. UK Home Office. Maybe you should start to listen to the people.”
“You should not give UK citizens to foreign countries without evidence. If an offence happened in the UK, so should the trial,” said one of the tweets claiming to be from the hacking group.
The hit left the website of the British Home Office offline with a note; “Due to a high volume of traffic this page is currently unavailable.”
A spokesperson for the Home Office said,
“We are aware of some reports that the Home Office website may be the subject of an online protest.”
“We have put all potential measures in place and will be monitoring the situation very closely,” added the spokesman.