Aug 13 2009

Uyghur hackers deface PRC local gov websites

Published by at 10:30 am under PRC attacks

One of the Chinese bloggers that I follow reported that Uyghur separatists have defaced a handful of Chinese sites.  The hacker(s) are known as “Spy HackerZ” and their handy work can be found with a simple google search for “spy hackerz”  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: 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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3 Responses to “Uyghur hackers deface PRC local gov websites”

  1. Erlandon 14 Aug 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Interesting story. If China has such tight controls on the Internet, I would assume these “Uyghur Hackers” are operating from outside of the country. If so, it is even more impressive that they are able to be one of the .gov hacks.

  2. jumperon 14 Aug 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Hi Erland,

    The hacker that did the defacement in support of Uyghurs is based in Turkey. His handle is MadNet. He probably isn’t Uyghur himself.

    EDIT: His profile says that he is based in New York.

  3. Erlandon 17 Aug 2009 at 6:11 pm


    Thank you for the info. You would think if he is that motivated to support Uyghur rights, he would not piss off the Chinese government and use more “friendly” forms of pressure… i.e. a blog.