The defaced homepage of the Greek ministry of Justice
The defaced homepage of the Greek ministry of Justice (screengrab)

Following the arrest of three young Anonymous hackers in Greece, the collective has attacked again the website of the Ministry of Justice, defacing its homepage.


Earlier in January, hactivists defaced the same website and posted a statement addressing the government's austerity measures and its signing of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta).

After reports that Greek police had detained three young hackers for the cyber-attack, Anonymous Greece has pledged to continue #OpGreece with a message posted on

"We watch every day your government abolishing the constitution and institutions of the country," read the statement. "We watch them delivering the country to the IMF and the bankers. [...] We know that your country voted ACTA in your effort to silence and other Greeks. We know everything."

"The Republic in Greece has died," continued the message. "He died while a government that has not been elected by the people. And for this reason that the time for discussion came and went. Not negotiating anything with any of those who murdered it. You can hunt as you like, you can even capture some of us, in your attempt to silence us. But for every one that will capture 3 others will spring up. There are 5 or 10 or 100."

Along with the statement, the website shows Anonymous' icons and flags, the traditional Guy Fawkes's mask, a picture of the protests in Greece and the "Illuminati" symbol.

According to a branch of Anonymous pledged to expose a secret conspiracy plan to "establish a new world order", the Illuminati is a Masonic-style sect that controls the most powerful banks and financial institutions in the world. Members allegedly plan to take over the world's governments and establish a new world order through terrorist attacks.

In its statement, the collective refers to the austerity bill that is going to be voted in Greece as "the last nail in the coffin of the Greek".

"We will not allow another misery to the Greek people. We demand your resignation immediately, and elections," reads the statement. "We demand to pay not a cent to moneylenders 'friends' of you. We demand the immediate withdrawal of the IMF from Greece. The Justice of Department was only a small sample of what we're capable of doing. Even you have not seen the full wrath of Anonymous."

The hacktivists pledged to react to the bill by shutting down "the system" and "deleting inland revenue debts of Greek citizens, fascist debts which requires them to pay".

More information about Anonymous's latest activities can be found on the International Business Times UK's Cyber Warfare section.