Anonymous hackers are very much active these days after hacking all government Indian websites they are entering into more sophisticated channels. Recently after messing with servers maintained by Reliance Communications these Anonymous hacker collective targeted two websites belonging to BJP on Sunday. The guy has a Twitter account (@opindia_back) where it announced thatwww.mumbaibjp.org and www.bjpmp.org.in were hacked by the group. After the hacking, the group posted a message to web users, asking them to organize protests against “web censorship” in India on June 9.
The message was displayed on the homepage of www.mumbaibjp.org, on www.bjpmp.org.in it was inserted as a page at bjpmp.org.in/ads/anon.html. On Mumbai BJP website the message was accompanied by a catchy tune embedded through a YouTube link. The hackers said that people should print out or buy Guy Fawkes Masks and wear them while protesting against web censorship in Bangalore, Mangalore, Kochi, Chennai, Vizag, Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad on June 9. In addition to it they also said that ”Today they took away your right to use a few websites, day after tomorrow they will take away your freedom of speech and no one will be there to speak for you. Speak Now or Never,”.
When TOI reached out to Anonymous though Twitter and asked that you could have gone for any other website because there are thousands of there lying around then the person managing @opindia_back said that they Just needed a website to display their message.
The Ion, who is likely a part of Anonymous and who uses @ProHaxor alias on Twitter, added, “BJP are the opposition they should have stopped this or should have organised a protest they did not do any.”
Incidentally, CERT-IN, the nodal agency in India for monitoring security and hacking incidents within the country’s cyberspace, said in a report on Sunday that hackers are targeting Indian websites. “It is observed that some hacker groups are launching Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on websites of government and private organizations in India,” the report said and asked network administrators to keep vigil.
In the last few months, Anonymous has organized or played a dominant role in real world protests against what it perceives censorship and abuse of power. The most popular of these protests has been Occupy Wall Street in the US. Though there were a number of groups and individuals involved in these protests Anonymous had played a key role in spreading the word.