Feb 20 2009

Chinese hackers take down Russian Consulate website

Published by at 5:42 pm under Nationalism,Other attacks

Reports have emerged that the Russian Navy sank a Chinese cargo vessel impounded at the port of Nakhodka for alleged smuggling. After the Chinese ship, named New Star, left port without permission, a Russian Navy cruiser chased the ship and fired 500 rounds into the vessel causing it to sink.

Sixteen sailors from the ship boarded two lifeboats but only one was successfully rescued by the Russian Navy.  The other eight men, three Chinese and five Indonesians, aboard the remaining lifeboat were lost at sea.

(If you read the mix of these two reports, the numbers differ.  Other reports say it was the Russian Coast Guard and not the Russian Navy that sank the ship.)

Chinese hackers have protested the sinking of the vessel by defacing the website of the Russian Consulate in Shanghai.  At this time, the consulate’s website is still down:

网站正在维护中,非常对不起给你带来不便!

The site is currently under maintenance!sorry for any inconveniences!

Сайт находится на обслуживании. Просим прощения за возможные неудобства!


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