Anonymous hacks China’s emergency management website

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In retaliation for Chinese operatives deleting Anonymous’s activities on Wikipedia, Anonymous hacked into the websites of China’s Ministry of Emergency Management and Mino Space on October 29.

Anonymous raided the People’s Republic of China and released a compromised menu page for its CMS, followed by 19 more pages of vandalism, seven forum defacing photos and six “extras.” In addition, three hacks (hacks 1, 2, 3) into the website of Mino Space, a private commercial satellite company based in Beijing.

Anonymous representative “Allez-opi omi” stated that the group assumes that the irregular changes are one of the ways China exploits Wikipedia’s system bias, poking fun at Wikipedia, of being “treated by deletionists/puritanists as a plaything like TikTok” rather than being or becoming a “big thing” in archival science.

If someone wants to push through an unpopular edit, they can “simply call up a minoritarian gang to isolate or swarm dissenting users to such an extent that the narrative and interpretation of the rules are twisted and the latter receive treatment from administrators or moderators,” according to Anonymous.

As a result, it is dissatisfied with both Wikipedia’s activities and China’s, one of which was the activity of Wikipedia user “Genabab,” who was accused by another user of being a “fifty-center” and changed Taiwan’s status on Wikipedia from a country to a partially recognized country because he felt insulted.

The defacement had been removed from the website of China’s Ministry of Emergency Management, but Anonymous has archived versions on the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.

The sources for this piece include an article in TaiwanNews.


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