Aug 13 2009
One of the Chinese bloggers that I follow reported that Uyghur separatists have defaced a handful of Chinese .gov.cn sites. The hacker(s) are known as “Spy HackerZ” and their handy work can be found with a simple google search for “spy hackerz” site:gov.cn. There are eight results all from different local government sites. The Spy Hackerz use the defacements as opportunities to voice their opinion about perceived injustices. The sites’ admins have apparently been notified because the defacements are either removed or the sites are presently down. I grabbed this screenshot from the ‘iron circle’ blog:
From the blog: “Any hostile attempt to split China is doomed to failure!”
Defacements on Chinese .gov websites are frequent and they are generally slow to remove the defacement. Try this google search to get an idea of the defacements out there: site:gov.cn intitle:”hacked by” –there are 1830 results at the time of this writing. Many of these defacements are on multiple pages within the same domain. Many of the defacements are opportunistic but there are a few with China specific messages as well. The Turkish hackers MadNet and GhettoTurk both left messages for China including a lot of colorful language and messages in support of Uyghurs (MadNet) or Muslims (GhettoTurk).
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