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.
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.
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.