Massive number of South African websites hacked by Anonymous

A self-titled Anonymous hacker has claimed responsibility for defacing a number of South African websites as part of #OpAfrica.

By - February 12, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
Anonymous South Africa TobitowTHA defacements

A hacker who identifies with the Anonymous collective Team Hack Argentino, and goes by @TobitowTHA on Twitter, has claimed responsibility for defacing over 200 South African websites.

[Also read: Anonymous hacks SA government database]

Tobitow posted links to the sites on Twitter, indicating that the defacement was in support of Operation Africa (#OpAfrica).

Anonymous recently released a video announcing #OpAfrica, saying that their activities would focus on the issues of child labour and Internet censorship on the continent.

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

OpAfrica

Tobitow posted links to the sites in alphabetical order, beginning with http://031magazine.co.za/.

At the time of writing, they appeared to have gone up to C.

The websites display the message “Hacked By Tobitow and Team Hack Argentino… #OpAfrica #Hack_Africa #TeamHackArgentino.”

This is followed by statistics on child labour, and the closing line: “FUCK THE GOVERMENT”

Hacked sites also play the 80s hit “We are the World” by the supergroup USA for Africa when visited.

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