Anonymous gets it hackles up, threatens Singapore's government

Anonymous has involved itself in a variety of squabbles and issues, the latest of which involving censorship in Singapore. The hacking collective has created a video threatening the People's Action Party government of Singapore, something following on the heels of an alleged attack on the nation's infrastructure by one hacker referred to as "the messiah".

Singpore's Police are investigating the video, which is a lengthy commentary on freedom and censorship in the nation. The information comes from the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, more commonly referred to as the IDA. The hacking collective has laid out various demands, and said its initial " invasion was to protest the implementation of the internet licensing framework by giving you a sneak peak of the state of your cyberspace if the ridiculous, communistic, oppressive and offensive framework gets implemented."

Anonymous says its demands include Singapore's government reconsidering its regulations framework, and that "every single time" a Singaporean is deprived of the right to information, the hackers plan to cost the nation financially by attacking its cyber infrastructure. In addition to this, Anonymous is also calling those in Singapore to take part in the protest in a different way.

The hacking collective wants all Singaporeans to dress in black and red on November 5 "to paint your streets with the colors that represent the current Singaporeans emotion." They are also asking Singaporeans to change their Facebook profile picture to black and to post the status, "I am a Singaporean and i had enough of being oppressed! I want my freedom back!!"

SOURCE: The Real Singapore