A group asserting to be a part of the international hacking network Anonymous has assumed control over Victoria’s Human Rights Commission site with a meaningless message about its informal community AnonPlus.
Rather than the commission’s site and its pages, a message from AnonPlus shows up on the screen which says the group is “non-criminal”. It is not clear yet, why the commission’s site was focused on.
“Every person who has the goodwill to act is welcome,” the message, which does not make grammatical sense, says.
AnonPlus spreads ideas without censorship, creates spaces to spread directly through mass defacement, publish news that the media filtered and managed for the consumption of who controls, we do that to restore dignity to the function of the media: media should be free, without censorship and must limit itself to ‘show what’s happening’ and don’t ‘say to us what’s wrong and what’s right’.
The message proceeds with: “AnonPlus puts offline sites that actively contribute to the control of the masses from the corrupt, that by manipulating information and opinions create false realities: this is censorship!”
“AnonPlus not act for personal or political causes, has no leaders, moves to the interests of the people and we will fight until the leadership and the powership will lead into the hand of people: unique owner of the free world.”
At the end of the message, the group writes that no data was stolen or deleted.
Toward the end of the message, the group composes that no information was stolen or erased.
“Only home page was chanced,” the message continues. “We are not criminal we are AnonPlus.”
There is a connection to the group’s Twitter account which was last dynamic around two weeks back. The gathering has not reacted to demands from Guardian Australia for input.
On Twitter the commission said it was attempting to settle the issue. “Statements of regret meanwhile for any burden brought about,” the tweet said.
A media representative told Guardian Australia the commission knew about the rupture and was attempting to amend the issue.
“The reason behind today’s activity is unknown,” she said. “No demands have been made to the commission. We would like to make clear that no privacy breach has occurred as personal data is not held on this site.”