Apr 08 2008

Anti-CNN Website hacked

Published by at 11:27 pm under Tibet

On 8 April, the anti-cnn.com website was hacked for unknown reasons. Anti-cnn is a Chinese university student-led website established on 21 March 08, with the stated goal of countering false Western media reports on Tibet:

This website is established to expose the lies and distortions in the western media. The site is maintained by volunteers, who are not associated with any government officials.
We are not against the western media, but against the lies and fabricated stories in the media.
We are not against the western people, but against the prejudice from the western society.

According to Hackbase.com, on 9 April, the founder of the organization was using the power of Sohu.com to seek assistance from technical experts following the hacker attack. The website has received 500,000+ hits and has over 40 moderators handling in excess of 6,000 posts and 5,000 replies daily.

You know, not five minutes ago I was saying I didn’t want to get involved in the politics of this thing…just five minutes ago.

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Anti-CNN Website hacked”

  1. jumperon 08 Apr 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Nice find, Heike. Maybe we should setup an anti-xinhua and see how it gets hacked.

  2. Heikeon 08 Apr 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Can they give us double-secret-GFW banning for such activity?

  3. Heikeon 08 Apr 2008 at 11:51 pm

    You know who I bet is a member of anti-cnn…Xiao Chen. Bet he was probably the founder.

  4. jumperon 09 Apr 2008 at 12:01 am

    Too late: http://www.anti-xinhua.com/

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  7. LOLon 10 Apr 2008 at 10:45 am

    That’s awesome! Just another corrupt Chinese nationalist setting up websites to make the country look better!

    Sit back and take a look why Chinese has the largest immigrant population in the western world. You ask your self why would anyone want to leave glorious China? Could it be basic freedom? Human Rights? Freedom of Speech? uh oh maybe!

  8. Davidon 16 Nov 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Oh really? How many overseas Chinese regularly involve themselves in politics and rallies? They migrate largely because of business opportunities overseas. And why are large numbers of South Koreans and Japanese working in China?http://english.hanban.edu.cn/english/2002/Feb/27064.htm Haha not every Chinese are oppressed serfs as you claim, take your ethnocentric rubbish elsewhere.