Interpol has been cracking on Anonymous groups around the world on Friday in view of their planned shutdown of the Internet on Saturday under Operation Global Blackout 2012.
“Operation Global Blackout 2012 looks to shut down the internet for a whole day tomorrow (Saturday) by disabling its core DNS servers, making websites inaccessible,” revealed Interpol’s secretary general, Ronald K Noble, while speaking at the 13th DP Kohli memorial lecture on “Multijurisdictional Investigation: Operation Unmask” in New Delhi.
While the Anonymous move is more in sync with the Occupy New York spirit over the crash of Wall Street, more than 2.3 billion Internet users around the world will be affected.
The threat appears real as it came within minutes after the group’s hacking of a number of Chinese government Web sites to protest the country’s censorship of the Internet.
In a twitter message, Anonymous China said the attacks have been slowly taking down and defacing various government Web sites.
@YourAnonNews Anonymous China arrived, see the Government defaces 🙂 besides a Chinese phrase, “患难见真情” which means “A friend in need is a friend indeed.”
The English message reads:
“Hi all !
Message to Chinese government :
All these years, the Chinese Communist government has subjected its People to unfair laws and unhealthy processes. Dear Chinese government, you are not infallible, today websites are hacked, tomorrow it will be your vile regime that will fall. So expect us because we do not forgive, never. What you are doing today to your Great People, tomorrow will be inflicted to you.
With no mercy.
Nothing will stop us, nor your anger nor your weapons.
You do not scare us, because you cannot afraid an idea.
Message to Chinese People :
Each of you suffers from the tyranny of that regime which knows nothing about you. We are with you.
With you here and now. But also tomorrow and the coming days so promising for your freedom. We will never give up.
Don’t loose hope, the revolution begins in the heart.
The silence of all other countries highlights the lack of democracy and justice in China. It’s unbearable.
We must all fight for your freedom.”
It remains to be seen how the Chinese government reacts.