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Hacker Targets British and American Government Sites with DDoS

A hacker going by the name Synic appears to have begun a campaign against the governments of the United States and the UK.  Over the past 24-hours he has posted downtime messages from multiple sites belonging to each government as well as links to sites for checking whether a site is reachable.  Currently all of the affected sites are still offline.  From the United States, the websites of both the Department of Education as well as the Social Security Administration and Ministry of Justice and the National Criminal Agency in the United Kingdom were attacked.  Last week Synic targeted the British Army, GHCQ, The Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force, and the National Criminal Agency.  At this time Synic has not made any comments to indicate why they have been targeting the British and American governments.