The activist hacker group Anonymous plans to launch further attacks on Chinese government websites in a bid to uncover corruption and lobby for human rights, a member of the group said on Monday.
Anonymous, a loosely knit group that has attacked financial and government websites around the world, hacked into Chinese government websites last week, defacing several, media reports said.
The group used the Twitter account “Anonymous China” to publicise the attacks, posting links to data files that contained passwords and other personal information from the hacked websites. (https://twitter.com/#!/AnonymousChina)
“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.
The hacker, who declined to provide any personal details, was contacted through Anonymous China’s Twitter page. F0ws3r said the group planned more serious attacks against Chinese websites.
China blocks Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and many other websites citing a need to maintain social stability.