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A secret British spy unit created to mount cyber attacks on Britain’s enemies has waged war on the hacktivists of Anonymous and LulzSec, according to documents taken from the National Security Agency by Edward Snowden and obtained by NBC News.

The blunt instrument the spy unit used to target hackers, however, also interrupted the Web communications of political dissidents who did not engage in any illegal hacking. It may also have shut down websites with no connection to Anonymous.

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