In the corresponding address to the representatives of the Vatican clergy hackers said that the attack was “a response to the absurd and anachronistic concept that your organization exists for the sake of profit, spreads around the world.” Representatives of the group also stressed that the attack is directed not against the Christian religion or religious people, and against “the corrupt Roman Catholic Church.”
AFP recalls that in 2011 had already tried to bring down the Anonymous poster Vatican, but then the attempt was unsuccessful.
It is worth noting that the attack was launched a day after the arrest by law enforcement agencies of several countries of several senior members of the hacker group Lulz Security, which is considered an offshoot of Anonymous. It was reported that the arrests were made possible by information received from the authorities of one of the hackers, who worked for a long time under cover.
Anonymous is a group that includes hackers from different countries, with a clear hierarchy and the internal structure of the organization there. In the past few years, group claimed responsibility for a number of major cyber attack on the websites of government organizations and large corporations, in particular, the FBI, the White House, Sony, Apple, Visa and Mastercard.