Anonymous group, an international network of hactivists, has vowed to support the protests for democracy in Hong Kong and has on Sunday morning attacked several Chinese government websites, according to SCMP.
600 entries of contact information from China’s Zhejiang province were released on Sunday morning, showing IP addresses, email addresses as well as names and mobile phone numbers.
The group had earlier threatened to release important data from Chinese government websites on Friday.
It also released this message to Hong Kong protestors on Friday:
“To the protesters in Hong Kong, we have heard your plea for help. You are not alone in this fight. Anonymous members all over the world stand with you and will help in your fight for democracy.”
Websites that suffered latest attacks were that for the Ningbo Free Trade Zone in Zhejiang province and a job search site run by the Changxing county administration.
China ministries were not available for content.
Anonymous had claimed that it had infiltrated over 50 Chinese government databases, leaking details of 50,000 usernames and emails. It also threatened to release the personal information of governemtn officials.
Watch its first public video message regarding the Hong Kong protests on 2 October here: