Anonymous plans more attacks on China, report says

The hacker group is gearing up to uncover corruption and to lobby for human rights in China, according to Reuters.

The hacker group Anonymous has its sights set again on China.

Anonymous plans to launch more attacks on Chinese government Web sites in an effort to highlight corruption and push for human rights improvements, a member of the activist group told Reuters today.

The comments come after Anonymous, a loosely knit group of hackers, infiltrated hundreds of Chinese government sites last week. Messages posted on the compromised sites warned of the downfall of the Chinese government, although no central government sites were compromised.

The group commented to Reuters through its Anonymous China Twitter account.

Anonymous hinted at taking down the walls that block social sites such as Twitter and Facebook, as well as YouTube and other sites that the Chinese government believes requires censorship. The group told Reuters that its China group consisted of 10 to 12 hackers, most of whom do not live in China.

 

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