Friday, November 15, 2013
#OpKillingBay: Anonymous launches attacks against Japanese Government sites
A few days ago, hackers of the Anonymous movement initiated OpKillingBay, a campaign in protest against the killing of dolphins and orcas in Taiji, Japan.
The hacktivists have published a list of Japanese government websites they plan on targeting. Some of the sites have already been attacked.
Supporters of OpKillingBay have announced distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks against the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (mofa.go.jp) and the Prime Minister’s Office (kantei.go.jp). At the time of writing, both sites appear to be working properly.
They also claim to have disrupted the website of Wakayama, the prefecture in which the town of Taiji is located.
“An estimated 20,000 dolphins will be slaughtered in Taiji this year alone. If after reading that you still don't care enough to help stop the Slaughter then you deserve the same fate as the Dolphins,” the hackers stated.
The operation continues.