Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Expect the second attack from Anonymous?

A clip posted on video-sharing site YouTube has threatened another attack on Malaysian websites, this time on the website of the Prime Minister’s Office but a group of hackers credited for the last attack say they are not responsible this time.

Although the video appears to be produced by the notorious hacker group Anonymous, the group has said that the video is a fake in a Twitter post on the @TheAnonymousAd account mentioned in the initial threat last week.

“No. Someone trying to copy,” it said in a reply when asked on Twitter if the video was by Anonymous.

The video said that the PM’s website would be targeted on July 4 at 8.37pm local time.

The video featured a still image with information of the planned attack and a digitised female voice reading out a monologue that appears to be adapted straight out of the film “V for Vendetta.”

“He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent,” it said, before repeating the message from last week’s attack that Malaysia was one of the worst countries in the world in terms of censorship.

Anonymous had attacked the official website of the Malaysian government in an act of protest against Internet censorship last week.

According to a statement posted on the Pastebin website, the group named the recent move to block file-sharing sites like Pirate Bay and whistleblowers WikiLeaks as “inexcusable” acts of censorship which took away “basic human rights.”

“For rules were meant to be broken. And corruption was meant to be washed away and forgiven. Now we will wash your corruption away so be prepared,” the group said.

Anonymous has taken credit for other high-profile attacks such as a December 2010 response to pressure against WikiLeaks to stop the controversial website from publishing classified United States diplomatic cables.

In retaliation, it brought down MasterCard and Visa’s websites and staged attacks on other online commerce sites perceived to be anti-WikiLeaks such as Amazon and PayPal.

The planned attack came despite last week’s arrest of 32 suspects in Turkey after the group also cited censorship for attacks on government sites there.

Good evening, Malaysia.

Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke. But in the spirit of commemoration, whereby those important events of the past usually associated with someone's death or the end of some awful bloody struggle are celebrated with a nice holiday. I thought we could mark this day sixteenth of june, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat. There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, think, and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well, certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now Prime Minister. He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent.

We have seen the censorship taken by the Malaysian government, blocking sites like The Pirate Bay, and WikiLeaks. Malaysia is one of the world's strictest governments, even blocking out movies, and television shows. These acts of censorship are inexcusable. You are taking away a basic human right. The internet is here for freedom, without fear of government interference. Do not think that no one else notices. Your structured government has done the talking, and we hear loud and clear. Let this be an announcement to all your people. This is a sign, a warning, and an opportunity to listen to ideas above your own. In a way you are being stubborn. But how will this help anyone or your country. We fear that if you make further decisions to take away human freedom. We are obligated to act fast and have no mercy. For rules were meant to be broken. And corruption was meant to be washed away and forgiven. Now we will wash your corruption away so be prepared. Take this as a favor.

We shall bring down the entire countries national infrastructure. We shall make this a day to be remembered.

This is your second warning.

We are Anonymous.

We are Legion.

We do not forgive.

We do not forget.

Expect Us.

1 comment:

  1. Is so pathetic malaysia people not stand up againts internet censorship from malaysia goverment.Is cleary enough malaysia goverment try to block our internet freedom.See what malaysia Goverment do they block download argh! i can not download anime anymore T.T the internet is here for freedom, without fear of government interference Now goverment interference and started to block! one day they malaysia goverment will block everthing!
    Anonymous we malaysia people vote for you.Pls attack them hard make us have internet freedom like before save us !!