Recently we have been targeted by an online scam, based in China, due to our digital activism on Tibet we maintain secure operating protocols, thankfully our computers were not compromised and no breach made on our data. The nature of this latest attempt threatens to ‘cyber squat’ a domain name, with the prospect of diverting traffic away and lowering search-engine rankings, it is though an empty intimidation. An email gets sent from a seemingly legit domain registry website that alerts you of a company which is trying to register your domain name in China. This is aimed to produce an over-reaction, a touch of scare-mongering. After all the thought of your site being hit in such a way is a cause for concern. But the scam seeks a response, it’s looking for dialog, and a hook into concerns.
Next you receive an email from the company supposedly seeking to register your domain name, in which they assert that no matter the claimed concerns of copyright abuse they are going to register anyway. This is a second-stage frightener. By now they are hoping you are scrambling around trying to prevent such an action, but just when all seems lost, guess who comes along with a solution? Yep you got it the supposed domain registry website that first contacted you! They offer a secure and lasting way to avoid your hard-earned and respected domain name from being misappropriated, register those URLs with them! Then the sting is completed when they announce that for a reasonable charge they can host the offending domain names and so protect your actual domain from abuse. That is the scam!!! Due to the vigilance and experience of folks who look after our online presence we were able to recognize this criminal action at a very early stage, and so avoid the con.
Meanwhile our Facebook team reached out for advice to an Anonymous activist who has been extremely helpful in our work on Tibet and to our amazement, as an additional layer of protection, she/he registered the offending .cn domain names. While the object of the scam was to threaten the registration of such domains, in reality that was only a bait, in all reality they would not have wasted money registering a number of names. That though misses the main point, the incredible solidarity and generosity offered by Anonymous who took action as a precaution to protect our site https://tibettruth.com
We would love to name the individual and offer our genuine thanks for such support but as Anonymous that’s not possible, she/he knows who they are and so to that person we say ‘Thank you for caring and standing with us in our activism for the just cause of Tibet’s national freedom!’
Graphic courtesy of @team_riddler
This is a shout-out to those anonymous activists who yesterday targeted Chinese government websites in action to support Tibetan Independence Day. Your active solidarity with the just cause of Tibet is greatly appreciated. That you chose to take a stand for justice, human rights and national freedom for the Tibetan people, against the the Chinese regime, is an action which would resonate in the hearts of Tibetans living under the shadow of that tyranny.
The operation you carried out not only disabled a number of official sites, causing disruption and delay to the Chinese authorities, but more importantly sent a resounding message. Namely, that people around the world care about the plight of Tibetans and are willing to expose and oppose the dark realities of Chinese rule in Tibet. In addition, thanks to your actions the issue was given wide exposure across the digital maelstrom of social media.We were greatly assisted in receiving news about events by the following, who deserve special mention: @AnonymousTibet @team_riddler @anonymzmeduza @BodhiAnon @anonriddler @ProjectInject
Print Screen of Tweet from @anonymzmeduza
Looks like Anonymous is set to strike against Chinese government websites this February 13, an action of solidarity (on Tibetan independence day) which is being reported across Twitter. We’d like to thank @AnonymousTibet for sharing news of this and to all those hacktivists who will be taking part, including #teamriddler #Op_Tibet and #BlackHat. Your active support for Tibet’s just cause is greatly appreciated. Thanks to @anonymzmeduza for her graphic.
Breaking news received from the Anonymous collective #blackhat reports that some 1500 China-linked usernames and passwords have been hacked as part of the ongoing #Op_Tibet action. This latest strike, taken in support of Tibet’s cause for human rights and national freedom has left many Chinese websites exposed and vulnerable to further attacks. Sincere thanks to all, who know who they are, that contributed and for sharing news of this action.
Image: print-screen from tweet by @AnonymousTibet
There’s a been a number of reports coming out of Tibet’s eastern regions of Kham and Amdo about Tibetans protesting against Chinese mining corporations that are causing environmental pollution and destruction of ecology. One such company is mining for gold at a mountain considered sacred by Tibetans, now it has attracted the attention of Anonymous hacktivists who have been all over social media in the past few days to notify folks that the website of that Chinese company is to be targeted. Today our Twitter account received further information on this and what’s been called ‘Operation Goldfucker’ has been launched. Many thanks to @AnonymousTibet and @teamriddler for sharing updates on this ongoing action.
Image:courtesy of tweet from @AnonymousTibet
Utterly amazing action by Anonymous, what a day they have unleashed on Chinese regime websites..way to go! The statement above was just tweeted to our Twitter account by @AnonymousTibet
An anonymous statement has just been posted across Twitter from activists #teamriddler #Op_Tibet & #anons4TIBET which reports that 10 Chinese regime websites have been taken offline in operations today. The list maybe seen here: http://pastebin.com/4AL46tje
Image: courtesy of @team_riddler
Our Twitter team received a rare view into the strategic center for today’s anonymous operations supporting Tibetan Independence Day (February 13) Thank you @team_riddler for sharing your photo, appreciation also to @AnonymousTibet for the updates, the most recent of which is a statement released in the pasty hour signed by #teamriddler and #Op_Tibet which lists those Chinese regime websites that have been attacked. More here: http://pastebin.com/7JmuFCJg