Anonymous Says Bigger Plans To Attack Chinese Sites

Posted on Apr 9 2012 - 11:55am by Editorial Staff

The hacker group Anonymous which last week hacked more than 500 Chinese websites stated today that it plans to launch further attacks on Chinese government websites in a bid to uncover corruption and lobby for human rights. The group used the Twitter account “Anonymous China” to publicize the attacks, posting links to data files that contained passwords and other personal information from the hacked websites.

“First we want to alert the Chinese government that we aren’t afraid, and we are going to show the truth and fight for justice,” Anonymous hacker “f0ws3r” told Reuters. “Yes, we are planning more attacks, a few at a time,” f0ws3r said, adding that the plan was to take down the “Great Firewall of China”.

F0ws3r said the Anonymous China group consisted of 10 to 12 hackers, most of who were not based in China, and had “hundreds” of translators working with them to hack the Chinese websites. The hacker declined to give further details on the next round of attacks, except to say it may hit bigger targets.

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