#OpPayBack: Anonymous Takes Down US Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy websites

Earlier today, the online hacktivist group Anonymous conducted a massive Denial-of-service attack (DDoS) on defense related websites of the United States.

Attack was conducted under the banner of Operation PayBack. As a result, nineteen high profile websites belonging to US Army, US Marines, US Air Force and US Navy were taken down.

The news of successful DDoS attack was announced by Anonymous via their Twitter handle @Anon_Centre. While the list of all targeted websites is available here.

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The army.mil domain was down for hours as seen in the below given screenshot:

Army.mil domain was down after DDoS attack

Army.mil domain was down after DDoS attack

It is unclear if Anonymous will keep on attacking these domains or there are some other targets in the list. Stay in touch as we will keep you posted with more on this attack. 

At the time of publishing this article, all targeted websites were restored and working online.


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