Vietnam Government Misuses Powers; Anonymous Brings Down Its Websites

Members of the online hacktivist group, Anonymous, AntiSec and HagashTeam have hacked and defaced a number of Vietnamese government websites to protest against online censorship and human rights violations in the country.
They left a deface page along with a message on 8 Vietnamese government websites against the imprisonment of thousands of political prisoners. The message claimed that on the 70th anniversary of independence, the Vietnamese government released over 18,200 prisoners, none of them were political prisoners including political activists, journalists, bloggers and human rights defenders.

In an exclusive conversation with one of the Anonymous handles on Twitter, HackRead was told thatAnonymous stands with the repressed citizens of Vietnam. “Anonymous is a complex idea, born with the concept of freedom of expression and has as its main pillar. We warn Vietnamese government to release all political activists, journalists, bloggers and human rights defenders from the prisons.”