Unknown hackers attacked the website of Colombian electoral observation organization MOE Saturday, while hacker group Anonymous announced to carry out an attack on the country’s electoral authorities Sunday.
The Electoral Observation Mission (MOE) confirmed their website had been hacked after the website had been offline for hours of Saturday. The organization knew to restore the website in the evening.
The Colombian branch of international hacker group Anonymous, that has carried out similar Denial of Servise (DoS) attacks on government website denied responsibility. According to anonymous, ColombianH was responsible for the attack on MOE. This was not confirmed by ColombianH on their Twitter page.
Anonymous did announce to carry out “#opdemocracia,” a DoS attack on the National Electoral Council, Colombia’s highest electoral authority.
During elections in 2010, the country’s Registry Offica, responsible for the organization of the election and counting of the ballots was hacked, but these attacks did not come from insurgent hacker groups, but from the offices of the National Police and intelligence agency DAS.