Irish politician Enda Kenny’s new website of the Fine Gael party was hacked this weekend, allegedly by Anonymous, Belfast Telegraph reported.
Kenny, who is the leader of the second-largest political party in Ireland, said the party shut down its normal website last week and replaced it with what he described as a “web connection point,” inviting the public to make complaints or comments about what is wrong with the country.
But according to the Belfast Telegraph, the website went down last night when it was targeted by hackers who defaced the website and posted a message saying, “The problem with politicians is they lie.”
Another message from the hackers included: “Nothing is safe, you put your faith in this political party and they take no measures to protect you. They offer you free speech yet they censor your voice. Wake Up.”
The Fine Gael party also said the hackers had accessed phone numbers, email and personal computer details of nearly 2,000 subscribers to the party’s revamped website during the four-hour cyber attack.
“The motivation for it seems to be slightly confusing to us in the sense that the entire idea of it (the website) was to listen in a transparent manner, to hear what people have to say,” a Fine Gael spokesman told Belfast Telegraph. “So we don’t know what their motivation is.”