'Hacktivists' threaten F1 over Montreal protests

May 30 (GMM) Internet terrorist group Anonymous is targeting F1 once again.

Felipe Massa, Scuderia Ferrari at 2011 Canadian GP
Felipe Massa, Scuderia Ferrari at 2011 Canadian GP

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Last month, the 'hacktivists' aimed fire at the sport over the Bahrain issue, bringing down the official Formula One and FIA websites.

Now, Anonymous is backing the protesting Montreal university students over the controversial 'Bill 78', a law that cracks down on their marches.

"Beginning on June 7 and running through race day on June 10, Anonymous will take down all the F1 websites, dump the servers and databases -- and wreck anything else F1-related we can find on the internet," the group said in a statement.

The group also said spectators who buy tickets on the internet risk having their credit card details stolen.

Organisers of the Canadian Grand Prix did not comment.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Felipe Massa
Teams Ferrari
Tags canadian gp, montreal