On Saturday Digital Journal
reported Greece's Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) had opened a branch in New York.
The new website
featured a futuristic appearance, boasting a far more sophisticated layout than the Greek website.
On Monday, Digital Journal had email contact with the group through the New York website but since yesterday the site has been down.
According to Salon
Anonymous hackers claimed responsibility via Twitter for bringing down the nationalist party's communications system in New York. They reported Anonymous tweeted "GOLDEN DAWN NOT ONLY IS YOUR PHONE LINES TANGO DOWN, BUT UR WEBHOST R BELONG TO US."
In addition to disabling the website Anonymous also tweeted
the telephone number of the New York office, inviting people to give Golden Dawn a call and a "warm welcome to the neighborhood."
This is not the first time Golden Dawn has suffered an interruption to its communication network. In May 2012 Digital Journal
reported the organization's Greek website had been suspended by WordPress. The website was soon replaced and the party also communicates with supporters through a weekly newsletter available in Greece.
On Monday, the Greek-American organization American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) denounced
the rise of Golden Dawn and the establishment of their branch office in New York.
At the time of writing the New York website of Golden Dawn continues to be down.