Anonymous announced Friday that it had “launched a successful DDoS attack against the Turkish government, taking down several official government Web sites.” That attack was in response to Internet censorship in the country; the government plans to implement a filter on Internet browsing on August 22.
“Though it remains opaque why and how the system will be put in place, it is clear that the government is taking censorship to the next level,” Anonymous said in a statement. “These acts are inexcusable. Accessing and participating in the free flow of information is a basic human right. Anonymous will not stand by while the Turkish government violates this right. We will bring our support to circumvent censorship and retaliate against organizations imposing censorship.”