A report out from Reuters today indicates that a leftist militant group operating under the name of International Revolutionary Front has claimed responsibility for an attack on Microsoft’s offices in Athens. No one was injured in the attack, which occurred on Wednesday when a group of gun-wielding terrorists rammed the outside of the building in a van and then set it on fire.
“We chose this building because Microsoft is one of the most powerful companies of the computer sector … which is now carrying capitalism on its shoulders,” the group said in a statement obtained by Reuters. The statement also mentioned Ted Kaczynski, better known as the “Unabomber.”
Earlier this week, Microsoft issued this statement about the attack:
“Early in the morning of Wednesday, June 27, the Microsoft building in Athens, Greece was attacked by assailants who drove a van through the entrance to the building, ushered the two security personnel out of the building and then set the van on fire. Our priority is our people and we are grateful that no one was injured and that all employees are safe. We are awaiting the completion of the police investigation in order to acquire a fuller view of the situation.”
Here’s a report from The Gaurdian from earlier this week on the incident.