Anonymous defends Wikileaks in Zimbabwe website attack

Following on from the Zimbabwean Wikileaks palaver which allegedly is giving dictator Robert Mugabe smear ammunition against his opponents – but in reality is transparency for the state of the country – the hacking group Anonymous has begun targeting government portals.

Graham Cluley writes from his bog, AKA Naked Security: “Grace Mugabe, wife of Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, was recently reported to be suing a newspaper for $15 million after it published a WikiLeaks cable that claimed she has benefited from illegal diamond trading.”

Now government websites, including the Ministry of Finance, have been hacked and suffered from DDoS attacks. One page displays an outline of a black suit with the message: “We Are Anonymous. All your base are belong to us. We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us…”

We can’t confirm, but we have heard whispers that Mugabe’s favoured response so far will be to devalue his original website by launching one billion others.

Another statement in what is known as Operation: Zimbabwe reads: “We are targeting Mugabe and his regime in the ZanuPF who have outlawed the free press and threaten to sue anyone publishing Wikileaks.”