ANC Government on Anonymous hack list

The hacker group Anonymous has set its sights on corrupt African governments, with South Africa high on the list.

By - February 8, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
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The hacker group Anonymous has set its sights on corrupt African governments, with South Africa high on the list.

In a statement, the hackers announced that “Operation Africa is an ongoing effort by several activists within anonymous who have begun collaborating”.

“The focus of the operation is a disassembly of corporations and governments that enable and perpetuate corruption on the African continent.”

There is a focus on child abuse, child labour, and Internet censorship within Africa.

“We will continue to fight until all of our brothers on the continent are freed from the shackles of corruption and greed,” the hactivists said.

Seven governments were listed as targets in the planned attacks: Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Sudan and South Sudan, and Ethiopia.

Softpedia reported that successful attacks on companies and organisations in Rwanda and Uganda have already been executed.

“If the hackers stick to the #OpAfrica list order, then South Africa’s government is next,” the Softpedia report stated.

Hat tip to Htxt for spotting the report.

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