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Anonymous India plans protests against internet censorship

The Indian arm of hacker group Anonymous is planning protests
in June 9, 2012, against a court order released in March directed at ISPs,
meant to prevent a newly released local movie from being offered in a pirated
version online. Some ISPs went ahead and blocked some file-sharing sites
altogether, rather than the offending URLs.

The Indian arm of hacker group Anonymous is planning protests
in June 9, 2012, against a court order released in March directed at ISPs,
meant to prevent a newly released local movie from being offered in a pirated
version online. Some ISPs went ahead and blocked some file-sharing sites
altogether, rather than the offending URLs.

Anonymous OpIndia set an ultimatum to the government to
unblock all file-sharing websites as well as any other website that might have
been restricted by ISPs and the government. The group has set up a Facebook
page titled ‘Occupy India #protest for internet freedom (File Sharing Websites
Blocked)’, which calls for a physical protest next month.

“June 9 is the deadline for the government to unblock the
sites – all of them. If they will not do it, they will be badly hit by us. A
lot of defacements of government websites will happen. Many physical protests
will take place,” said the group.

Meanwhile Reliance Communications found that its service users
were being redirected from sites like Facebook and Twitter to a protest page.
The hackers also claimed to have attacked the website and servers of Reliance,
and claimed to have got access to a large list of URLs blocked by the company.

Reliance Communications said on Monday it had thoroughly
investigated the matter and all its servers and websites are intact. “We
have required preventive measures and strongest possible IT security layers in
place to tackle any unwarranted intrusions,” the company said in a
statement. “Despite repeated attempts by hackers, our servers could not be
hacked.”

The hackers also claimed to have attacked websites of the
Bharatiya Janata Party, the main opposition party in the country, after having
previously launched DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks on various
websites including that of the Indian central bank, Reserve Bank of India.

Earlier in the month, Anonymous had brought down
for a few hours the websites of The Supreme Court of India
(SupremeCourtofIndia.nic.in) and All India Congress (Aicc.org.in). The Group
had earlier attacked government and corporate websites to protest what it
perceives was injustice. Till the time of filing this report, the Supreme Court
site has been restored.

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