The hacker group Anonymous hacked the Tunisian ruling party’s email account resulting in releasing 2,725 emails, along with the messages said to be from the Prime Minister, Hamadi Jebali’s account, reports Reuters. The activist said the emails include phone numbers, bank transactions and invoices paid during Tunisia’s election campaign in October, in which Ennahda won more than 40 percent of parliament seats, going on to lead the government.
In a video posted on a Facebook page belonging to Anonymous TN, a hacker wearing the trademark activist “Guy Fawkes” mask, said the emails were released in protest against Ennahda’s alleged failure to protect the unemployed and artists who were attacked by Salafi Islamists during a recent protest. One of the emails was from Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, a senior Ennahda official, to the Turkish embassy, attaching Foreign Minister Rafik Abdesslem’s CV.
“To the Tunisian government, we have kept a large part of your data secret. If you do not wish to see these published on the internet we ask you to work to the best of your ability to avoid internet censorship and to respect human rights and the freedom of expression in Tunisia,” the activist said. It was not immediately possible to verify the authenticity of the emails or when they were accessed.