Anonymous targets North Carolina over bathroom bill
North Carolina has become the latest target for Anonymous.
Several websites for the state have been taken down over the past few days, according to the @OperationLGBT Twitter account.
The attacks are acts of protest against North Carolina’s so-called bathroom law, which requires people to use washrooms based on their gender at birth.
Many have criticized the law as anti-LGBT, and companies and popular figures have rushed to boycott the state over the law.
“F— you North Carolina main govt website…[for] making strong anti-gay laws!” the first @OperationLGBT tweet says.
“We ask you to reverse the bathroom law or expect more…,” the group tweeted at North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory.
While many domains, including ncgov.org, ncgov.net, ncgov.com, np.nc.gov, governor.state.nc.us, and northcarolina.gov remained inaccessible on Monday, the state’s main site is still fully online.
“All of our state government websites are operating as normal,” a spokesman for the state told CNNMoney.
Anonymous has taken a stand in national political issues too, most recently the U.S. election. In March, Anonymous also claimed to hack Donald Trump’s private information, posting his phone number and social security number online.
The U.S. Secret Service said that it was “aware” of the postings and that it was working with the FBI to investigate.