By Tarik Elbarakah
By Tarik Elbarakah
Morocco World News
Rabat, April 21, 2013
Moroccans hackers have launched a massive and an unprecedented cyber attack on several key Spanish websites on Sunday against what they described as “ the continuous Spanish occupation of the cities of Ceuta , Melilla and other Moroccan islands.”, the Arabic-speaking website Hespress reported.
The operation which has been launched under the name “the neo-conquerors” was organized and coordinated by a number of Moroccan hacking groups including: Moroccan Ghosts, Professional Moroccan Hackers, Moroccan Islamic Union-mail, Virus-Noir, Réd-Sysanti, saw-19, BilalSbXtra and Hacker Amazigh.
The Moroccan hackers have brought down and defaced more than 45 Spanish websites of strategic importance such as the Spanish Airlines website, the official website of the Spanish Tennis Federation, a website linked to VIGO University and many more.
Moroccan Ghosts, a hacking group that participated in the operation, interfered in the transmission of a very famous radio station operating in the Canary Islands and announced a message through which it declared the beginning of the “neo-conquerors” operation.
The Moroccan Ghosts left a short message on a number of the hacked websites that says:
“you’ve always took our silence over your deadly mistakes for weakness, from the Islamic Andalusia through the occupied Ceuta and Melilla and the Canary Islands, the aggression towards Moroccan citizens living in Spain and in the borders, even the migrants’ boats took their share of your brutality.”
The Hackers ended their message with a threatening tone saying that they’re going to be a nightmare for Spaniards and their tumbling economy.
Other hacking groups breached numerous websites including the Spanish civil guard and left a map of Morocco showing it with full sovereignty over the Sahara and the occupied cities of Ceuta and Melilla.
This is not the first time Moroccan hackers attack Spanish websites.
Earlier this year, a Moroccan hacker called Virus Noir attacked 60 Spanish websites because of the long-lasting Sahara dispute.
© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed