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Anonymous Honors Tibet’s Independence Through Devastating Cyber-Attack On Chinese Targets

Anonymous Honors Tibet's Independence Through Devastating Cyber-Attack On Chinese Targets

Image: archivenet

What an incredible few days leading up to Tibetan Independence Day on February 13. The action taken by Anonymous activists was amazing in it’s scope and ingenuity, how do we know this? Well our Twitter crew @tibettruth have been working 24/7 researching and reporting on developments and news regarding ‘Operation Tibet’.

Their video channel had made clear that Chinese government sites and high-tech corporations that research, manufacture and service mass-surveillance, facial recognition and bio-metric data processing systems would be targeted.

Video: courtesy of @AnonymousTibet

Boy did they deliver! Chinese CCTV cameras were hacked and exposed across the internet. Thousands of computers and servers across China got infected with MIRAI malware, allowing remote control in further attacks. Leading corporations such as Alibaba, Tencent, and China Telecom had their servers hacked and taken offline. Meanwhile China’s government and specific companies like WiseWeb found their websites crashed by a series of cyber attacks.

Video: courtesy of @AnonymousTibet

Does this matter to China’s regime you may wonder? You betcha, we’ve known for years just how sensitive and concerned the Chinese authorities are to any form of opposition or exposure. But don’t take our word. Check out what Mr Chan Si Cheng (the Director Macau’s IT and Telecommunications Coordination Department of the Judiciary Police) said about ‘Operation Tibet’ in a February 11 article in the Macau News said about ‘Operation Tibet’ in a February 11 article in the Macau News Interestingly that report stated that the Macau authorities had been warned about the planned cyber activism by the China Information Technology Security Evaluation Centre (CNITSEC). An authorized arm of the Chinese regime.

Anonymous Honors Tibet's Independence Through Devastating Cyber-Attack On Chinese Targets

Image: print-screen from @anonriddler report

We’d also received intelligence that accounts across Twitter that were reporting on ‘Operation Tibet’ were being targeted by fake accounts run by Chinese political trolls, no doubt very eager to monitor the nature and flow of information. So, yes China’s tyrannical government was worried and actively monitoring events, but it could not stop the damage, delay and cost inflicted by anonymous activists. Nor could it prevent the discussion and reportage surrounding the various actions taken, which spread across social media.

Anonymous Honors Tibet's Independence Through Devastating Cyber-Attack On Chinese Targets

On that we must give a shout-out to @tibettruth who did awesome work, and special mention also to @AnonymousTibet (not the phony Facebook account) for publishing such inventive, informative and powerful video content on ‘Operation Tibet’. We hear that Twitter made the wrong move yesterday by temporarily locking-down their account, timing which some may consider more than mere coincidence. Respect and credit also to @JohnDoe14314155 @anonriddler @project_tibet @teamriddler for their solidarity with Tibet’s just cause and sharing valuable news and images.

Anonymous Honors Tibet's Independence Through Devastating Cyber-Attack On Chinese Targets

Image: Tibetan Review

At the heart of all this digital activism is a genuine concern for the plight of Tibet, its people and culture under the asphyxiating control of Chinese rule. We thank all those anonymous individuals who offered their expertise, skills and resources in support of Tibetan Independence Day. It has been a remarkable expression of solidarity that’s impacted upon China’s regime and its corrupt corporations.

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