A plethora of Japanese government websites hacked by the world-wide hackers group “Anonymous,” which is also famous for “hacking websites to bring out social change.”
Behind the Japanese government site hack, there is also a Social Change typo- Various Japanese govt. websites hacked:
- Prime minister’s office
- The Ministry of Agriculture
- The Ministry of Forestry
- The Ministry of Fisheries
- The Ministry of Internal Affairs
- Ministry of Communications
“STOP these slaughters IMMEDIATELY, or get ready to face the extent of our wrath,” an Online message which was being sent online to Japanese Government.
The hack was basically done to stop Dolphin slaughter, website reports.
Anonymous has 22 Japanese websites on their hit list.
Every year, Japanese whaling ships catch and often times brutally butcher up to 17,000 small whales, dolphins and porpoises (known collectively as smaller cetaceans) that are found along its coastlines, according to the international press. More than one million cetaceans have been killed in Japan’s waters in the past 70 years.
Despite the international criticism regarding Japan’s whaling method, the country says its whaling habits are a matter of tradition.