Anonymous has been attempting to block government websites in Costa Rica since Monday, February25, and says it will continue until late March, but so far their efforts appear to have had little impact. The attacks are in protest of Costa Rica’s “gag law”, which has been in effect for over a year.
The hacked sites were allegedly the Regulatory Authority of Public Services (Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos, or “Aresep”), the Costa Rican Institute of Sport and Recreation (Instituto Costarricense del Deporte y la Recreación, or “Icoder”), and the Ministry of Public Education (Ministerio de Educación Públic, “MEP”).
As of this writing all three sites are up and running.
Alexánder Vargas, MEP’s IT manager, has said that the his has seen a lot of traffic of late, which could be consistent with a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack, though that could not be confirmed.