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Anonymous geek-topia: Hackers change Hungarian constitution

Published time: March 05, 2012 18:37
Edited time: March 05, 2012 22:37
(AFP Photo / Valery Hache)

(AFP Photo / Valery Hache)

In Hungary, IT workers retire at 32 and get pensions equal to 150 per cent of their salaries. That’s according to Anonymous’ version of the Hungarian Constitution, which they posted after hacking the website of the Constitutional Court.

­“Ideals and rulers of tyranny, or dictators represent but short periods of history. The people have the right to eliminate tyranny or rebel against it,” said the “new constitution” written by the Anonymous hacker group.

The hackers have made their own adjustments to basic Hungarian law. Thus, according to the group’s version of the constitution, IT workers not only get to retire early on a luxurious pension, but are also exempted from paying tax.

The text of Anonymous’ “ideal” constitution was swiftly removed from the court’s website.

Anonymous has wide experience of launching such IT attacks. They have succeeded in taking down the websites of large security companies, law-enforcement organizations or government agencies, including the White House, the CIA, FBI, Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA and Motion Picture Association of America.

On February 29 Interpol arrested 25 members of the group in Europe and South America. Not surprisingly, the group downed Interpol's main website in response.