Anonymous invades China

The Anonymous hacking collective has invaded China and defaced hundreds of government websites.

The hackers listed institutional targets on Pastebin and its members all went for them.

One spokesperson told the International Business Times that hundreds of websites had been defaced or taken offline by the collective.

Each defaced homepage carried a statement against the Chinese government along with the traditional Anonymous banner, while Baba O’Riley by The Who played in the background.

The statement said that the Chinese government has subjected its people to unfair laws and unhealthy processes. It added “Dear Chinese government, you are not infallible, today websites are hacked, tomorrow it will be your vile regime that will fall.”

The statement said that each Chinese person suffers from the tyranny of that regime which knows nothing about them. It said that Anonymous was with them and the silence of all other countries highlights the lack of democracy and justice in China.

The defacements also provide tips on how to bypass state censorship.

It would appear that the latest move came after China’s state media announced a crackdown on websites, and punished two social media sites and arrested six for spreading rumours of a coup.