Anonymous Launches String of Coordinated Attacks In Solidarity with The People of Zimbabwe

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Over the course of the last several days Anonymous hackers worldwide have launched their newest operation, code named #OpZimbabwe. In a coordinated string of web attacks and DDoS attacks, approximately 72 websites affiliated with the Government of Zimbabwe have been taken offline over the course of the last 48 hours, with targeted attacks against the countries National Police, Central Banking SystemMinistry of Defense and Ministry of Government lasting into the weekend.

The operation comes as a result of the Government of Zimbabwe’s decision to entirely cut off the countries internet on January 15th, following a string of deadly National protests on January 14th, 2019 – something that Anonymous hackers refuse to tolerate. According to estimates from multiple international human rights organizations, over the course of the last 5 days alone more than a dozen people have been killed and hundreds more either seriously injured or arrested at the hands of Zimbabwe’s police force – with more events/protests scheduled to last into the weekend.

Learn More About The Current Situation In Zimbabwe:

From Rogue Media Labs: https://roguemedialabs.com/2019/01/16/letter-from-zimbabwe-inside-the-deteriorating-situation-unfolding-inside-the-country/
From Human Rights Watch: https://www.hrw.org/sitesearch/zimbabwe
From Amnesty International: https://www.amnesty.org/en/search/?q=zimbabwe

Interestingly enough, Anonymous’ hack also comes in conjunction with the release of the Democracy Index 2018 Report, written by researchers/intelligence analysts at The Economist. According to their data, based on factors such as civil liberties, crime rates, political culture, election participation/turn out, poverty rates, health coverage – et cetera – out of a list of 165 countries worldwide, the only country with less freedom and Democracy than Zimbabwe is Zambia.

In a message to the people of Zimbabwe and their Government, the Anonymous hacker collective stated the following:

Greetings Zimbabwe, we are Anonymous.

We have previously seen innocent people being killed in Zimbabwe. We have seen oppression and tyranny. We have seen people being oppressed for fighting for freedom. We cannot tolerate that. As we did with the Sudanese government, we have successfully taken down 72+ Zimbabwe government websites. This is only a start. Your banking system will also soon fall.

To the Zimbabwe government, you have become an enemy of Anonymous! Your systems are in danger! In the face of oppression, rebellion become our duty. Courage to our brothers who fight for freedom in Zimbabwe and Sudan.

People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.

We are Anonymous.
We are legion.
We do not forgive tyrannical governments.
We will not forget your actions.
You should have expected us!

Operation Hit List: https://ghostbin.com/paste/4tdv6

Websites Tango Down’d Into The Weekend:

Zimbabwe Republic of Police – hxxp://zrp.gov.zw
Zimbabwe Ministry of Defense – hxxp://defence.gov.zw
Zimbabwe Ministry of Government Affairs – hxxp://www.zim.gov.zw
Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe – hxxp://rbz.co.zw
Zimbabwe Financial Holdings Limited – https://www.zb.co.zw/



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