Hackers shut down Colombian army website because of dispersed protests

A group of Colombian hackers called Anonymous Colombia hacked and blocked the official website of the country’s armed forces in protest against the violence used by the army against protesters over tax reform citizens. The hackers announced this on their Twitter page on Wednesday, May 5.

“Anonymous Colombia is shutting down the official page of the Colombian National Army as a sign of rejection of the killings and violence committed during the strike against the tax reform presented by the government of Ivan Duque,” the message reads.

In a subsequent Twitter post, Anonymous Colombia said it had made public the emails and passwords of members of the National Army of Colombia.

On the same day, May 5, the President of Colombia, Ivan Duque, addressed the citizens and organizations of Colombia to find a solution to the crisis amid the ongoing unrest. According to him, a national dialogue will allow the rejection of violence in all its forms.

According to the Colombian ombudsman’s office, during the week of protests, 19 protesters and one police officer died in the clashes and 89 people are missing.