Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone

India: Government debates cyber censorship, ‘hacktivists’ hack government websites

By Alice Purkiss / 21 May, 2012

Hacktivists have targeted two Indian government websites, as discussions of internet regulation took place in parliament. The websites of India’s apex court and the ruling Congress party were hacked in an apparent protest against the censorship of some websites by the Indian government. Hacking group Anonymous, who have protested the closures of video sharing websites Pirate Bay and Vimeo, are believed to have been involved in the attacks.  Shortly before the websites became unavailable, Anonymous Central Twitter account read: “Namaste #India, your time has come to trash the current government and install a new one. Good luck.”

Tags: | | | |

Challenge censorship. Stand up for free expression. Support Index.

2 Responses to India: Government debates cyber censorship, ‘hacktivists’ hack government websites

  1. Pingback: India’s Face-Off With Internet Freedom | Colombo Telegraph

  2. Pingback: India’s face-off with internet freedom | UNCUT

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

More in Asia and Pacific, Index Index, minipost
Syria: Citizen journalist sentenced to death for Al-Jazeera interview