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Anonymous hackers now attack Vatican Radio

Catholic World News - March 12, 2012

The Anonymous internet hackers have launched a new attack on the Vatican, this time concentrating on the web site of Vatican Radio.

Anonymous, a collaborative effort by radical hackers, had brought down the Vatican’s main web site last week. In their new attack they leaked personal information about Vatican Radio employees.

Anonymous justified its attack by claiming that Vatican Radio is responsible for high cancer rates in a neighborhood near the broadcaster’s main transmission facility. Last year Italy’s top court ordered Vatican Radio to pay damages for exceeding the latest European standards for electronic emissions.

Vatican Radio has brought its transmissions into conformity with the new European standards, and argued that there is no scientific evidence to support the claim that the higher emissions in previous years caused any increase in cancer risks.

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  • Posted by: skladach - Mar. 12, 2012 3:53 PM ET USA

    In my work I use www.vatican.va regularly for research. Today that site was slowed, though not disabled, by fall-out from the attack on Vatican Radio.

  • Posted by: Gil125 - Mar. 12, 2012 2:13 PM ET USA

    In a way, these attacks are a good thing. They demonstrate that the Church hasn't lost its relevance to the secular world. If it were not important, these churls wouldn't waste their time atacking it.

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