13 Jan 2009
It was disabled at the weekend and forced the group to stage a temporary
website. The main site was still out of order on Tuesday morning.
Its Facebook groups were also erroneously told that a demonstration
against the Israeli military action had been cancelled, while misleading
YouTube videos said the same thing
Stop the War believes pro-Israeli groups could be behind the internet
campaign, although a spokesman admitted it had no proof this was the
A spokesman said of the cyber-war it was facing: "It's a well-known
tactic. The same thing happened to us before our anti-Iraq war protests
in 2003. We obviously can't prove any connection but the timing would
suggest that it's a supporter of Israel."
The spokesman told The Independent: "At the same time that our website
was under attack, a number of videos went up on YouTube which claimed
the demonstration had been cancelled. Someone posted notices on our
Facebook groups saying the same thing."
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