Hack by Anonymous: Chinese government websites hacked and defaced by Anonymous China.
In a major breakthrough for the international Internet hacktivist collective known as Anonymous, Anonymous China is born.
On Friday morning the freshly minted Anonymous China announced via Twitter that they had hacked and defaced five different Chinese government websites. In addition, Anonymous China also leaked information from at least two different Chinese government websites. And it appears Anonymous China is only getting started.
The defacements are well done, and feature The Who’s classic tune of rebellion, “Baba O’Riley,” on autoplay. The following is the text that appears on those defacements:
Hi all !
Message to Chinese government :
All these years, the Chinese Communist government has subjected its People to unfair laws and unhealthy processes.
Dear Chinese government, you are not infallible, today websites are hacked, tomorrow it will be your vile regime that will fall.
So expect us because we do not forgive, never. What you are doing today to your Great People, tomorrow will be inflicted to you.
With no mercy.
Nothing will stop us, nor your anger nor your weapons.
You do not scare us, because you cannot afraid an idea.
Message to Chinese People :
Each of you suffers from the tyranny of that regime which knows nothing about you. We are with you.
With you here and now. But also tomorrow and the coming days so promising for your freedom. We will never give up.
Don’t lose hope, the revolution begins in the heart.
The silence of all other countries highlights the lack of democracy and justice in China. It’s unbearable.
We must all fight for your freedom.
The defacements also provide a link with tips on how to bypass state censorship and browse safely and Anonymously while online.
With the birth of Anonymous China, Anonymous increases its global reach and prestige. One can only wonder how China will respond to the challenge Anonymous China presents.
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Update: In a fresh tweet, Anonymous China claims responsibility for the defacement of what appears to be hundreds of websites, with all of the defacements delivering the same message as the one discussed above. Check it out on Pastebin or Etherpad.
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