Anonymous announced in a press released that it carried out the hack to draw attention to the "incredible human rights abuses of the Bahrain regime"¯ and called the upcoming Grand Prix Formula One race "despicable"¯. The internet attack comes just hours after tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Bahrain to protest this weekend's Formula One race.
Formula One is just the latest target in a clash between Bahrain's Shiite citizens and the state's Sunni ruling class that has been ongoing for months. So far at least 50 people have been killed in the anti-government uprising.
The attack on Formula One's Web site could be just the tip of the iceberg for Anonymous as the group has pledged to "wreck anything else of yours we can find on the internet."¯
Anonymous is calling for drivers to boycott this weekend's race, but so far we've yet to hear of anyone planning to do so.