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On Sunday morning (Hong Kong time), websites in Hong Kong were under siege by Anonymous.


The well-known hacker group Anonymous, which has previously exposed child pornography rings as well as disrupted the operations of Visa and Mastercard , have promised to continue their attacks on a number of Hong Kong and Mainland websites in support of the ongoing protest movement here.

The latest round of attacks are currently underway. Websites related to over 80 HKSAR and Chinese government websites have been targeted. Some examples include the Companies Registry and Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Several websites which were taken down by the hacker group at an earlier time, like the Information Services Department, have also been re-targeted.

As of writing, HT has been able to verify that 38 gov.cn websites have been taken down so far – with possibly more to come in Hong Kong and China. Twitter postings with links to disrupted websites seem to include mostly mainland Chinese, national and state level websites (see the list here) were impacted. While it is difficult to see the inner workings of Anonymous, their results become apparent when websites go down. This makes it hard for outsiders to know how many Hong Kong sites were attacked, but easier to confirm which have been disrupted.

The group posted a message on October 25th,“Expect us next Saturday, and every Saturday until the citizens of Hong Kong get their freedom”. The hacker group brought 47 websites offline last week. Websites for the the Silent Majority for Hong Kong, the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB), and TVB were among those affected.

When answering questions from HT last week, a spokesperson from OGCIO said that around 70 websites were targeted by Anonymous in attacks since the Umbrella Movement. Some of the attacks originated locally and some outside Hong Kong, though Gareth Hayes from CIRMA states that there is no technical way for the government to be sure of the attackers’ locations. The office claimed there was no defacement of government websites or loss of government data from the websites during the hackers’ attacks. The claim from the spokesperson is similar with what Gregory So, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, said during his presentation in LegCo on October 22nd. HT was however able to verify that the personal information and contact details for around 300 Guizhou based police officers were released in last weeks attacks.

Notable takedowns last Saturday:

sign4peacedemocracy.hk

tvb.com

legislation.gov.hk

dab.org.hk

silentmajority.hk

orientaldaily.on.cc

Top Priority Targets
www.china.org.cn – Sun-ONE-Web-Server/6.1 [http://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerability-list/vendor_id-5/product_id-2239/SUN-One-Web-Server.html]

www.china-embassy.org – Apache/2.4.4 (Unix) mod_jk/1.2.37

www.china.com/ – nginx/1.1.5

www.chinese-embassy.org.uk – Apache/2.4.4 (Unix) mod_jk/1.2.37

http://www.mps.gov.cn – Chinese Police

http://www.police.gov.hk – Hong Kong Police

http://www.mod.gov.cn – Ministry of Defence of China

http://www.moj.gov.cn – Ministry of Justice for China

http://www.gov.cn/ Server Info:: Apache/Squid

Targets for 9th November (Op starts at 0400 HKT):

Hong Kong General Targets
http://Legislation.Gov.Hk – Lotus-Domino

http://www.fmcoprc.gov.hk –

http://www.infosec.gov.hk – People’s Republic of China Hong Kong SAR Government InfoSec -SCIG-NET

www.fmcoprc.gov.hk :: The Commissioner’s Office of China’s Foreign Ministry – IBM_HTTP_Server/6.0.1 Apache/2.0.47 Unix DAV/2 mod_jk/1.2.26

http://www.nd.gov.hk – Narcotics Division, Security Bureau

http://www.digital21.gov.hk

http://www.hkreform.gov.hk

http://www.hketony.gov.hk

http://www.doj.gov.hk — Edgecast

http://www.aud.gov.hk/ – Audit Commission – Edgecast

http://www.cso.gov.hk/ -Chief Secretary for Administration – Apache F5 BIG-IP

http://www.customs.gov.hk/ – Edgecast

http://www.cpu.gov.hk/ Central Policy Unit – Edgecast

http://www.gpa.gov.hk/ – Government Property Agency – Edgecast

http://www.judiciary.gov.hk – Edgecast

http://www.govtlab.gov.hk – Government Laboratory – Edgecast

http://www.ogcio.gov.hk/ – Office of the Government Chief Information Officer -Edgecast

http://www.oso.gov.hk – Edgecast

http://www.bjo.gov.hk Beijing Office – Edgecast

http://www.pland.gov.hk – Planning Department – Edgecast

http://www.grs.gov.hk – Government Records Service – Edgecast

http://www.try.gov.hk – The Treasury – Edgecast

http://www.fstb.gov.hk – Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau – Edgecast

http://www.admwing.gov.hk – Administration Wing, Chief Secretary for Administration’s Office – Apache F5 BIG-IP

http://www.afcd.gov.hk/ – Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department – IIS 6

http://www.td.gov.hk Transport Department – Apache F5 BIG-IP

http://www.immd.gov.hk/ – Edgecast

http://www.dh.gov.hk – Department of Health – Apache F5 BIG-IP

http://www.ird.gov.hk/ – Edgecast

http://isd.gov.hk – Information Services Department – Edgecast

http://www.csd.gov.hk Hong Kong Correctional Services – F5 BIG-IP

http://www.aqhi.gov.hk

http://www.elections.gov.hk – 2012 Legislative Council elections – SCIG-NET

http://www.statistics.gov.hk – Census and Statistics Department – SCIG-NET

http://www.legco.gov.hk – Legislative Council of the HKSAR – PCCW-BIA

http://www.budget.gov.hk – 2014 to 15 financial year Budget – EDGECAST

http://www.sb.gov.hk – Security Bureau – EDGECAST

http://www.itc.gov.hk – Innovation and Technology Commission – EDGECAST

http://www.hkma.gov.hk – Hong Kong Monetary Authority – AKAMAI-PA

http://www.epd.gov.hk – Environmental Protection Department – AKAMAI-PA

http://www.labour.gov.hk – Labour Department – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.access.gov.hk – Code on Access to Information – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.ipd.gov.hk – Intellectual Property Department – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.jsscs.gov.hk – Joint Secretariat for the Advisory Bodies on Civil Service -PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.bd.gov.hk – Buildings Department – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.had.gov.hk – Home Affairs Department – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.hkatc.gov.hk – Hong Kong Air Traffic Control – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.landsd.gov.hk – Lands Department – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.investhk.gov.hk- Where Business Goes to Grow – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.basiclaw.gov.hk- Basic Law – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.cedd.gov.hk – Civil Engineering and Development Department -PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.policyaddress.gov.hk -fun for a lil rewording 😉 – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.gfs.gov.hk – Government Flying Service – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.dsd.gov.hk – Drainage Services Department – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.gld.gov.hk – Government Logistics Department – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.cad.gov.hk – Civil Aviation Department – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.oci.gov.hk – Office of the Commissioner of Insurance – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.mardep.gov.hk – Hong Kong Marine Department – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.cedb.gov.hk – Commerce and Economic Development Bureau -PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.wsd.gov.hk – Water Supplies Department – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.swd.gov.hk – Social Welfare Department – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.lmcloop.gov.hk – Planning and Engineering Study on Development of Lok Ma Chau.. – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.jfiu.gov.hk – Joint Financial Intelligence Unit – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.forum.gov.hk – Public Affairs Forum – WHARFTT-NET-HK

http://www.search.gov.hk – Search Engine – NWTIDC-HK

http://www.eic.emsd.gov.hk – Electricity Information Corner – EMSDNET

http://www.census.gov.hk – HKDNRNET

http://www.devb.gov.hk – Development Bureau – HGC

http://www.tid.gov.hk – Trade and Industry Department – CLOUDFLARENET

http://www.stc.tid.gov.hk – Strategic Commodities Control – CLOUDFLARENET

http://www.housingauthority.gov.hk – Hong Kong Housing Authority and … – CLOUDFLARENET

http://www.districtcouncils.gov.hk – District Council website – PCCW-BIA

http://www.directory.gov.hk- The Hong Kong Government’s Telephone Directory – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.cr.gov.hk – Companies Registry – PRIME_TELECOM

http://www.icris.cr.gov.hk- Companies Registry Cyber ​​Search Centre -BB-WTT

Top Priority Targets

www.china.org.cn – Sun-ONE-Web-Server/6.1 [http://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerability-list/vendor_id-5/product_id-2239/SUN-One-Web-Server.html]
www.china-embassy.org – Apache/2.4.4 (Unix) mod_jk/1.2.37
www.china.com/ – nginx/1.1.5
www.chinese-embassy.org.uk – Apache/2.4.4 (Unix) mod_jk/1.2.37
http://www.mps.gov.cn – Chinese Police
http://www.police.gov.hk – Hong Kong Police
http://www.mod.gov.cn – Ministry of Defence of China
http://www.moj.gov.cn – Ministry of Justice for China
http://www.gov.cn/ Server Info:: Apache/Squid