Hacker group Anonymous attacked the Colombian Army’s website Monday morning, forcing the site to go offline.
According to the Anonymous Twitter page, the DDoS attack – a term referring to an operation which shuts down a website – had a planned launch time of 8:30AM.
There were no official reports about the attack or the culprits – but using Twitter, Anonymous claimed responsibility and explained their motive – to avenge animal cruelty by the Colombian Army, following a broadcast on Colombian television news depicting soldiers shooting a seemingly harmless dog in cold blood with a high-powered rifle.
Anonymous tweeted late night Sunday, “Anonymous Colombia launches an emergency operation tomorrow in defense of animals… They will punish those soldiers.”
Other popular tweets were “Tango Down,” “Fire! Fire!” and “The animals are not alone.”
Anonymous is a renowned international hacking group which considers itself an activist organization.