Looks like those hacktivists are at it again. Anonymous has defaced even more websites, although the legion of hackers seems to be branching out, with this attack being perpetrated by Chinese Anonymous members. Hundreds of Chinese government websites have been defaced in the usual spectacular fashion. Dumps full of emails and phone numbers have also hit the internet via Pastebin, as well as instructions by the group on how to bypass the Great Firewall of China.
Anonymous took to Pastebin, as usual, to post all the relevant information. Included is the long (and we do mean long) list of websites defaced, many of which belong to the Chinese government. Total number of websites defaced? 485. Anonymous has certainly been busy.
Why is Anonymous China performing these attacks? An explanation was posted to Pastebin in both English and Chinese. It reads:
Hello, we are Anonymous.
All these years the Chinese Government has subjected their people to unfair laws and unhealthy processes.
People, each of you suffers from tyranny of that regime.
Fight for justice, fight for freedom, fight for democracy!
In a later hack of zssf.gov.cn, 548 phone numbers believed to belong to Chinese officials were leaked, followed by 860 email addresses. Associated passwords were not released for those addresses. tchjbh.gov.cn was the latest victim of an attack, with one admin username and password leaked, along with an email address and four phone numbers.