Major Dominican daily denies Anonymous cyber attack

 One of Dominican Republic’s major newspapers on Thursday denied being the target of hacking by the group Anonymous Do on Wednesday, in an attack which also affected the oldest daily, Listin Diario.

“Maintenance… We are currently making improvements in our system. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please try signing in again in a few minutes,” read the notice when readers tried to access the Website elcaribe.com.do since 2pm yesterday until Thursday morning.

Anonymous Do claimed responsibility for the attack on the two media outlets for their alleged support of the government in both cases, and for Listin’s reporting that a pervious attack on the Website of the Santo Domingo State University (UASD) wasn’t a cyber attack.

“A technical failure in one of his servers was what caused Wednesday's outage of the Website of the newspaper El Caribe and news channel CDN, not a cyber attack from hacker group Dominican Anonymous," it said Thursday morning.

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