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Lebanese gov't websites down after hack

'Raise Your Voice' group protesting against rising prices and living conditions

Lebanese gov't websites down after hack
Websites for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Energy were hacked overnight.

Several Lebanese government
websites have been hacked by a group of activists calling for better living
conditions in the country.

Websites for the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, Justice and Energy were hacked overnight on Monday by a group
of protesters calling themselves 'Raise Your Voice'.

“We are RYV, short for Raise
Your Voice, and we are simply a group of people who could not bear sitting in
silence, watching all the crimes and injustice going on in Lebanon,” the group
posted on several websites. 

“We will not be silenced and
brainwashed by your media. We will not stop until the Lebanese people mobilise,
demand their rights, and earn them,” it added. 

“We will not stop until the
standards of living are raised to where they should be in Lebanon. We will not
stop until this government's self-made problems are solved, like the power
shortage, water shortage, rise in gas prices and rise in food product prices,”
the message ends.

The country’s State Security
website as well as its ISF, Customs and the Banking Control Commission of
Lebanon were also hacked.

At the time of writing, all the websites were operating again.

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