Apr 16 2008
BREAKING: Anti-CNN’s call for European protests spreading onlineBREAKING: CNN possible target of Chinese hacker attack on 19 April What?: Beijing police supplied eggs to protesters during anti-Japanese demonstrations
Anti-CNN has issued a call for the Chinese flag to wave over Europe on 19 April 2008. The call was issued to show opposition to Europe’s stance on the Tibet issue. Anti-CNN has called for all overseas Chinese in Germany, France, England and Holland to appear in a simultaneous protest. Overseas Chinese were asked to have their voices penetrate the European sky. It appears the protests may have been scheduled for April 26th, as the announcement asked for people who had already made plans, to switch them to 19 April. The protests on the 19th are scheduled as follows:
- 1500-1800hrs, 19 April 2008, at the Bundestag, Platz der Republik, Berlin
- 1300-1500hrs, 19 April 2008, two routes (from Talie – Hotel de Ville – Bastille) or (Republique – Bastille – Hotel de Ville –Bastille, Paris
- 1100-1500hrs, 19 April 2008, Downing Street outside of Whitehall, England
- (No time given) 19 April 2008, Amsterdam, Holland
The protests appear to be well organized, with the coordination of donations, banners, flags, T-shirts…etc. While it is of course impossible to tell how widespread the demonstrations will be, an online keyword search, using Chinese, did produce several hundred hits.
To coincide with the European protests, several Chinese hacker groups are calling for a DDOS attack on the CNN website to begin at 8:00pm on 19 April 2008. While only three websites have openly posted about this attack, my guess is that many more calls are going on behind closed doors.
The first screen shot below calls for an attack similar to the Sino-US hacker war.
Could not get the web page for Tianya to open but it clearly calls for a DDOS attack on the CNN website to begin at 8:00 pm (Beijing time) on 19 April 2008.
Over at Hackbase, Dreamsmaker is also putting out the word for an attack on the CNN website.
The final tidbit of this story comes from a thread discussing the possibility of having demonstrations inside the country to support China’s position on Tibet. It was mentioned that during the anti-Japanese protests of 2005, all the people who passed out leaflets supporting the protests were punished. While some thought it was impossible to hold the demonstrations inside…a commenter calling himself…little stupid told this story:
I was in Beijing during that time, leaflets were everywhere. Although the next day they were all torn down, the schools still had them all over the place. Even the Beijing police supplied free eggs to throw at the Japanese Consulate.
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