Zimbabwe Government is DDoSed Over Wikileaks RowAdded: Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
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Anonymous has launched a so-called “Operation Zimbabwe”, which is, as you might have already guessed, a DDoS protest intended to target both Mugabe and his regime in the ZanuPF. The latter is accused of having outlawed the free press and threatened to sue any person or organization publishing Wikileaks.
The recent events in Zimbabwe didn’t went unnoticed by some members of Anonymous – a well-known group behind a wide scope of DDoS attacks against organizations and websites, supposed to be hostile to tenets of free speech and thought. Anonymous have recently unofficially launched another project of theirs – “Operation Zimbabwe.” The most recent effort of the operation is targeting Mugabe and his regime, which, as the group says, have both outlawed the free press and threatened to sue everyone who dares to publish Wikileaks.
Recently Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, filed a lawsuit against the Standard, one of the country’s largest newspapers. The newspaper was accused of publishing quotes from a Wikileaks cable. The latter alleged that the high-ranking Zimbabwean government officials and the country’s elites have been generating millions of dollars in personal income through hiring lots of diggers to hand-extract diamonds in Zimbabwe. In addition, the published cable also mentioned General Constantine Chiwenga, the country’s head of the army, and Vice-President Joyce Mujuru.
In respond to that lawsuit, Anonymous announced an unofficial launch of “Operation Zimbabwe”, which is described as a DDoS protest against the website of the country’s African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), www.zanupf.org.zw. In fact, in mere 3 hours the site was already inaccessible. However, the attack went on and was broadened to include www.gta.gov.zw as well. The second website is known for sharing an IP with most of the country’s government sites. As a result, both websites have faced heavy interruption which has not yet ceased.
The operation didn’t stop at that, either, and also covered the Finance Ministry’s site at www.zimtreasury.gov.zw, taking all their news content offline. Instead, a single message from Anonymous was placed there. Meanwhile, “Operation Zimbabwe” is announced as an unrelated event to “Operation Payback”.
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Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
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