A hacking group known as “Anonymous” has attacked and defaced about 500 websites in China, including government sites, officials agencies and trade groups. The attacks were supposedly carried out to protest strict government control over citizens. China is known to have one of the most comprehensive web surveillance systems in the world that reinforce already strong social controls. The defaced sites carried messages that read: “Dear Chinese government, you are not infallible, today websites are hacked, tomorrow it will be your vile regime that will fall.” Chinese were urged to join Anonymous and stage their own protests against the regime.
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