Skip to main content

Mamata Declares Herself to be Maoist : Anonymous...or is It?

I am sure most of you who is reading this post already know what happened on 14th August.

14th August night at 07:00 P.M IST aitmc.org (the official website of All India Trinamul Congress) was hacked (Wait I didn't say by who/whom).

On Aitmc's site there is a place where the chairperson (Mamata Banerjee) expresses her views. On 14th night a new message appeared from the CM which went like below.

"I AM A MAOIST at heart and always have been, It always pained me to speak and act against the ideology that I myself loved so much. I also appologize to the people whom I have hurt, The artist who tried to speak the truth, the writers who saw the right thing and every and any person who tried to tell me I was going in the wrong direction, I am at your feet asking you to forgive me for the misguided acts I have done In life"

Well there were more but you get the point. The full statement can be seen in the below screenshot


A full dump  can be seen here  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7SrIu7x4XHQT2EwTnR6NkRxaHc/edit?pli=1#

And as usual everyone jumped over on it and for obvious reasons everyone thought Anonymous did this. And the below tweet didn't help either


And most of the news and media I have seen till now have proudly linked them to it.
The only problem is that the hack was not performed by Anon India. Instead it was done by one of their friend @TeamVOID who informed Anon india first of it.

And Anon India has tried to convey it several times too

And on top of that several media has started stating that Anonymous is a Maoist Group :P Prompting them to start the   campaign :)


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

HackRice 7.5: How "uFilter" was born

I have a thing for Hackathon. I am a procrastinator. A lazy and procrastinator graduate student, not a nice combination to have. But still when I see hundreds of sharp minds in a room scrabbling over idea, hungry to build and prototype their idea. Bring it to life, it finally pushes me to activity, makes me productive.  That is why I love Hackathon, that is why I love HackRice, our resident Hackathon of Rice University.

TL;DR: if you just want to try the extension, chrome version is here and Firefox version is here.
I have been participating at HackRice since 2014, when I think for the first time it was open for non-rice students, and have been participating ever since. What a roller coaster ride it has been, but that is a story for another day. HackRice 7.5 being the last one I will be able to attend at Rice, it was somewhat special and emotional for me.
HackRice 7.5 was a tad different form the other iterations. For starters it was the first time it was being held in Spring semester…

Story of a Drupal theme mis-configuration, Hacking and Ministry of Defense India

If you have been following news or were online for past couple of hours you might have noticed this news making a tweet-storm and appearing all over your timeline regarding how India's Ministry of Defense website got hacked (allegedly by 'Chinese' origin).
Almost all the big media outlets covered it. Including
* Youtube : TimesNow * Times Now * Hindustan Times * NDTV
* Business Standard * Times of India An example of the coverage

Fueled by our own famous ministers chiming in with their own ideas

Action is initiated after the hacking of MoD website ( https://t.co/7aEc779N2b ). The website shall be restored shortly. Needless to say, every possible step required to prevent any such eventuality in the future will be taken. @DefenceMinIndia@PIB_India@PIBHindi — Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) April 6, 2018
It all seemed for the fact that the homepage of the websites showed this image with a Chinese character
And though most of india's government portals and websites aren'…

LinuxCon China 2017: Trip Report

Linux Foundation held a combination of three events in China as part of their foray into Asia early this year. It was a big move for them since this was supposed to be the first time Linux Foundation would hold an event in Asia. I was invited to present a talk on Hardening IoT endpoints. The event was held in Beijing, and since I have never been to Beijing before I was pretty excited for the talk. However, it turned out the journey is pretty long and expensive. Much more than a student like me can hope to bear. Normally I represent Mozilla in such situations, but the topic of the talk was too much into security and not aligned much with the goals of Mozilla at that moment. Fortunately, Linux Foundation gave me a Scholarship to come and speak at LinuxCon China which enabled me to attend LinuxCon and the awesome team at Mozilla TechSpeakers including Michael Ellis and Havi helped me get ready for the talk.

The event was held at China National Convention Center. It's a beautiful and …