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Hackers attack Greek Justice Ministry website

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Hackers have attacked the Greek Justice Ministry website to protest the government's signing of a global copyright treaty and its handling of the financial crisis.

The ministry took down its site Friday after a video by activists claiming to be Greek and Cypriot members of the international "Anonymous" group was displayed for at least two hours.

The recording showed a figure in a Guy Fawkes mask accusing the Greek government of siding with the International Monetary Fund, the European Union and bankers against its people.

Near-bankrupt Greece has adopted harsh austerity measures to secure rescue loans from its European partners and the IMF.

The hackers threatened new attacks on government and media websites if Greece implemented the ACTA anti-piracy treaty.

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