Summary Box: Anonymous says it hacked China sites

Associated Press

LATEST ATTACK: The international hacking group Anonymous says it attacked several government websites in China in an apparent protest against Chinese Internet restrictions.

ABOUT THE GROUP: Activists have defaced websites around the world. They are engaged in political causes, including opposition to the global clampdown on file-sharing sites and defense of the secret-spilling site WikiLeaks.

STATUS: Some of the Chinese sites were still inaccessible Thursday. Others that Anonymous said it attacked were working Thursday, and government officials denied the sites were ever hacked.

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