Anonymous, the hacking group that believes in fight for freedom in cyber space, has started a wind against China. And now the wind seems to turn into storm. They claim to have defaced more than 480 web sites over the past few days including government sites, whilst urging Chinese hackers to join its cause. The group has began its campaign in the country with the launch of its AnonymousChina Twitter account, which seems to have begun tweeting on 30 March. The group had posted a listing on pastebin, claiming to have hacked and defaced more than 480 websites. They have claimed to have hacked and leaked user names, password details, phone numbers and emails from various government sites.
The Wall Street Journal was able to grab the message that was posted on the websites. It read as: “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.” The message also contained a link to an Anonymous site detailing how Chinese web users can bypass the Great Firewall. This is the first major Anonymous campaign targeting China, which is somewhat strange given the government’s hardline stance on web censorship and human rights,two issues guaranteed to get the group’s attention. In fact, the hacking of several minor regional government sites is unlikely to cause much consternation at Communist Party headquarters, and the group’s messages on Pastebin and posted on the defaced sites will largely have failed to reach their audience given that they were written in English.Anonymous seems to be working on the latter issue, however, having sent a tweet out calling for help from would-be translators.
Many news are revolving around, stating that these activities are a result of censorship policy of the communist dragon. Though not much could be brought out from these actions. While writing this article, another website was hacked and updated on the twitter page of the Chinese operations with a message in Chinese, making it more reachable to the public. Look out this space as we try to cover more on this!