Image courtesy of @AnonymousTibet
Anonymous activists struck dozens more Chinese websites on December 5th in an action taken by #Op_Tibet & #BlackHat. Many government sites were targeted and taken offline by the attack, which was taken in support of Tibet’s just cause for national freedom and human rights. Respect to all those who participated in this immensely successful digital activism, your solidarity is greatly appreciated. Thanks to our team across Twitter for the heads-up on this and also to @AnonymousTibet for sharing the image above.
Thanks to @AnonymousTibet for sharing this image
We’re getting news in from our team over on Twitter of what looks like a massive strike against Chinese government and other sites in China. The anonymous action was launched December 4 by #BlackHat #Op_Tibet #OpFreeTibet and has smashed over 50 websites which have been taken offline in support of the Tibetan cause for national freedom and human rights. In addition a long list of official Chinese email accounts have also been hacked, leaving them open no doubt to further action.
To all those involved in this digital activism please know this, your support and solidarity with the just cause of Tibet is greatly welcomed. Thanks to all those who know who they are for striking this blow against the censorship and tyranny of China’s regime.
Graphic courtesy of @anonriddler/twitter
It appears as if the global outcry at the censorship applied by Cambridge University Press (CUP) at the behest of the Chinese regime has resulted in a volte face by the respected publisher. An announcement issued 8/21 by Cambridge University, which owns CUP, made clear it was making publications previously blocked available again. A decision no doubt much to the annoyance of China’s authorities.
The international response to the censorship applied by CUP was intense, drawing severe criticism from across the academic community and human rights advocates. It also generated action from Anonymous activists who targeted the website of CUP taking it offline during the course of two days. Meanwhile a statement has been posted on Twitter by #Op_Tibet and #anons4TIBET which welcomes the decision but warns Cambridge University Press that further action will result if any more censorship is applied. Thanks to @AnonymousTibet for the headsup on this information.
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 15000 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.