Anonymous have apparently defaced over 480 web sites in the People’s Republic Of China in the last few days. These websites include Government operations.
Anonymous want Chinese hackers to join their cause and are highlighting their skills to the countries talented hackers. They have even launched their own AnonymousChina Twitter Account on March 30th. At time of publication this morning, they have already 1,739 followers.
Anonymous posted a list of targeted sites on Pastebin, totaling 480 separate publications, including some which belong to regional Chinese government organisations in Dalian and Chengdu.
The Wall Street Journal took a screen grab of one of the sites before it was taken down which read in English “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 Wall Street Journal added that the hacked message linked to a page on an Anonymous site which showed the Chinese readers how they could bypass the Great Firewall.
Later Anonymous posted again to Pastebin, inciting the Chinese people to revolt against the government.
They said “So, we are writing this message to tell you that you should protest, you should revolt yourself protesting and who has the skills for hacking and programming and design and other ‘computer things’ come to our IRC.”
Kitguru says: The Chinese government will be pulling resources to try and stop them in future, but we know this isn’t possible.