Anonymous Hacks Mining Company Website to Protest Canada Shielding Corporations
March 28, 2016
Shah Sheikh (1294 articles)

Anonymous Hacks Mining Company Website to Protest Canada Shielding Corporations

As part of its #OpCanary operation against multinational corporations, members of the Anonymous hacking group have defaced the homepage of BCGold Corp., a Canadian-based company focused primarily on gold and copper mining.

This isn’t a full-blown data breach, as the hackers have done in the past, but a mere hit&run incident where one of the group’s members wanted to bring attention to Anonymous’ most recent campaign.

The Anonymous hacker(s) had apparently gotten access to the server somehow, and just left an embedded YouTube video of Rick Astley’s song “Never Gonna Give You Up.” The rickrolled company has yet to take down the video before this article was published.

The hack is part of Anonymous #OpCanary operation, which started a few years back, but has never got the public’s attention mainly due to its heavy political tone.

The op is aimed at multinational corporations and the governments that support them, with a heavy focus on the military and mining industries, where most of the human rights abuses take place, so the group claims.

Anonymous has a bone to pick with Canada’s government

BCGold Corp. is yet another mining corporation registered in Canada, a country with which the hacker collective has a bone to pick, according to one of their statements published last year.

“89% of all global mining equity financing is done on Canada’s Toronto Stock Exchange,” the hackers wrote in November last year. “75% of the world’s resource corporations are registered in Canada where the Canadian government and judiciary shield their global mafia from accountability from their human rights abuses and environmental destruction worldwide.”

The group also lists various instances in their statement where the Canadian government voted against UN decisions that would have benefited indigenous populations, but they would have also damaged the interests of all these corporations. We have attached the press release to this post for reference.

Source | Softpedia