Anonymous continues OpKillingBay, the campaign launched by hacktivists in protest against the Japanese government, particularly against the killing of dolphins in the town of Taiji.
While some hacktivists are launching distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks against the Japanese government, others are busy “intercepting communications.”
Hackers claim to have gathered information from Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (maff.go.jp) regarding a tuna exports program called “DevoX.” The program is said to have been operational for many years.
“With all the growing Competition from both Korea and Taiwan in the Tuna and fishing industry. Japan decided to do something about that. And Program DevoX was born. The Program known as ‘DevoX’ is where Japanese exports of Tuna to the world are switched from Tuna to Dolphin Meat,” they said.
The hacktivists claim that the dolphin meat obtained in Taiji is exported as tuna.
Anonymous has appointed around 20 Japanese government websites as targets of OpKillingBay. As far as I know, so far they’ve launched distributed denial-of-service attacks against the sites of the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.