The independent hacktivist group Anonymous just conducted a press conference on their IRC chat channel. The group released a document showing a big list of websites and URLs that were blocked by Reliance without any court order.
The list has been released by the hacker named “Isac” who hacked into Reliance’s websites. They also released PDFs of cinema ticket orders that Reliance’s BIG Cinemas has got to prove their authenticity. However, no credit card details have been made public.
This file contains the data we leaked from BigCinemas :: IT CONTAINS NO CREID TCARD DETAILS – WE WILL NOT HURT THE PEOPLE : we are doing all this for them
The scariest of the pack is a bunch of Facebook and Orkut pages that were created by protesting staffers of Air India.
There is no plausible explanation as to why this was done.
What’s even more intriguing is that no coverage (or very little) by media has been done on this issue. Companies as huge as Reliance get away with such big crimes and no one even notices? That raises a lot of questions, now.
How is Reliance managing it’s servers? What if some bad hacker would hack into their servers and misuse private data of people? What about privacy issues? What about the trust that people put into services and representatives of the company? It would be interesting to see what the company has to say regarding this issue.
Few days ago we had broken into the BIGCinemas website and announced the hack to all. But again the media chose to eat up the news
Additionally, the group released a new video on YouTube:
Petrol prices up, Ridiculous scams, Ignorant media , Corrupt leaders and now Internet Censorship? Sometimes, you need to stand up for a cause. Join the revolution, June 9, 2012. The constitution gives us the right to peaceful protest and so we shall. There is nothing to fear, this protest will be peaceful. We are Anonymous We are Legion We do not forgive We do not forget We were expecting you. Note:This is a peaceful protest, please do not join us if you want to propagate violence/vandalism. See you there
In the last few weeks, Anonymous had taken down about 40 Indian websites to protest against the government and the unreasonable blocking of websites by ISPs.
The hacks are a clear indication of how unsafe our (India’s) online infrastructure is, and nothing is being done to fill the holes. All we get are lousy explanations and fake promises.
Further, Anonymous said, “There are thousands of pedophile and terrorist sites running , take them down before pulling on boots to hit the P2P and social networks.” There is no doubt anyone can disagree to this statement. If you do, please let us know in the comments below.
In addition, the group suggests that people be aware of the issue, it’s reasons and consequences. They suggest spreading the news, and protest against the government and the way it is running our country.
What do you think of this new development? How safe can you be online now? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.