Hacktivists from the Teamr00t collective – the ones who defaced a few days ago several Syrian websites as a form of protest against the Internet blackout instated by the government – have returned with another series of defacements.This time, their targets are over two dozen government websites from Indonesia, Brazil, Paraguay, Thailand, Philippines, Peru, Bolivia, Zambia and Cambodia.
“To the governments of the world, it is time you listened and acted upon what would benefit and help the people of your countries! It is now time for you to start listening to the voices of your nation and deal with the problems that are occurring every single day. You were elected and made promises to your people that you must keep,” the hackers wrote.
They added, “Your corrupted ways, greed, love for money and fame need to stop! Your excuses to go to war, all for their oil are unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Your people have the right to have their voices heard and you the government must listen to your nation.
“You cannot arrest, torture and lock up citizens, if you do not agree with their views, but must listen and act upon them. Everyone has the right to freedom of speech and your people must be allowed this freedom. Stop, listen and take action that will help benefit your nation!”
The list of victims includes the Zambia Army, Ministry of Economy and Finance of Cambodia, Brazilian government portal of Acre, the National Water Resources Board of the Philippines, the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Population of Peru, the National Administration of Navigation and Ports of Paraguay, and many others.
At the time of writing, many of the affected government sites were still defaced, particularly the ones on which the hackers added their defacement pages to various folders, instead of replacing the main index file.