TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Anonymous, a decentralized international hacktivist group, hacked into a Chinese government website for Qinghai Province, where they uploaded Taiwan’s national flag, Taiwan’s independence banner, Wuhan whistleblower “Tank Man” and the Tibetan flag, among others banned in China.
On Monday (October 18), an Anonymous representative told Taiwan News that the group had hacked into the website of the Qinghai Civil Administration Information Network, the official website of the Qinghai Provincial Civil Affairs Division owned by the Chinese Communist Party ( CCP). Central Committee. The group representative said the hack was achieved through a privilege escalation:
“We put these via your email messaging system on your server as attachments that are visible when the links are shared publicly.”
Taiwanese national banner. (Anonymous image)
On the same day, Reddit user OkDoctor25 uploaded 10 archived links to pages the group had posted on the Qinghai government website. The social media post was titled, “Anonymous is reloading some indecent files, including the flag of Taiwan, onto another CCP government website, specifically the Qinghai Province official website.”
The first link shows the tell-tale emblem for Anonymous, a black suit, and a question mark. The second link shows what they call the “Mandatory Taiwanese Flag”.
Li Wenliang. (Anonymous image)
The third link shows the independence banner for Taiwan, while the fourth shows a photo of Li Wenliang (李文亮), the ophthalmologist in Wuhan, who first warned of the COVID-19 outbreak in China. The fifth link shows the iconic Tankman photo taken during the Tiananmen Square massacre.
Tank man. (Anonymous image)
Sixth is a previously published manifesto by Anonymous Malaysia accusing an “Instagram / TikTok influencer” of being a “serial rapist”. What follows is a five-page manifesto of this hack, starting with a silhouette of Rick Astley and lyrics from his song “Never Gonna Give You Up”.
Screenshot of the latest manifest. (Anonymous image)
Notable elements of the manifesto include references to the “Taiwan numbah wan” and “West Taiwan” memes, an illustration of Winnie the Pooh, a defense of Li Wenliang, and the slogans “One World, One Dream, Free Tibet”, “Free.” Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Time “and” Milk Tea Alliance Forever! ” She describes Mao Zedong as “a worse monster than Hitler and Stalin put together” and calls for a boycott of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.
Flag of Tibet. (Anonymous image)
The eighth is the flag of Tibet, which was adopted by the 14th Dalai Lama for the Tibetan government in exile after the Tibetan rebellion of 1959 and is used today by supporters of Tibetan independence. Penultimate is a meme that mocks Missouri Republican governor Mike Parson.
Meme that mocks Mike Parson. (Anonymous image)
The tenth item on the list is a red “Banhammer” meme addressed to Reddit. It combines the red field and five gold stars of the Chinese flag with a gold hammer to represent the alleged shadowbanning of the anonymous user “Allez-opi_omi” and contributions from the group.
Meme taunting Reddit for Shadowban. (Anonymous image)