One sided hacktivism (updated)

22/06/2009 Written by Roberto Preatoni

Since Zone-​H started its mir­ror­ing activ­ity of deface­ments, it always wit­nessed any sort of hack­tivism. Sure, most of the times defac­ers are/​were/​will be just defac­ing *just for the plea­sure of it* but when it comes the time of big protests related to world’s events, we are used to see both reg­u­lar defac­ers or improvized cyber pro­test­ers tak­ing a stand and spell out their dis­ap­point­ments by post­ing some­thing using the deface­ment media.

Because… yes.… deface­ment is a media, it has been proven in sev­eral occa­sion that by defac­ing just one well tar­geted web­site, defac­ers were capa­ble to attract the atten­tion of reg­u­lar medias which were report­ing his mes­sage to the world.

Today, I was read­ing the news related to the clashes hap­pen­ing right now after the results of the Iran­ian polit­i­cal elec­tion which has been won by Mah­moud Ahmadine­jad with a per­cent­age that usu­ally belongs only to coun­tries ruled by a strong dic­ta­tor­ship and that any sort of sta­tis­ti­cal analy­sis would label at least as an *anomaly*.

But what hap­pened in the cyber-​world? Did we wit­ness any sort of dig­i­tal protest as we used to see in the past like those related to the Kash­mir dis­pute? Or some­thing like the Eston­ian bronze statue protest? Or even the Prophet Mohammed car­toon protest?

So this morn­ing I woke up with the wish to check the on-​hold mir­rors to see if some voices were rais­ing in the cyber world.…

… with zero results.

Sur­pris­ingly (or not?) the voice of cyber-​protesters is still focused on:

wishes of death to Israel, Usa and Den­mark (still, after 3 years!):

http://​www​.zone​-​h​.org/​m​i​r​r​o​r​/​i​d​/​9​0​15037

Armen­ian and Azer­bai­jan rants:

http://​www​.zone​-​h​.org/​m​i​r​r​o​r​/​i​d​/​9​0​14522

Turk­ish hack­ers against Israel:

http://​www​.zone​-​h​.org/​m​i​r​r​o​r​/​i​d​/​9​0​14492

Turk­ish hack­ers against Armenians:

http://​www​.zone​-​h​.org/​m​i​r​r​o​r​/​i​d​/​9​0​14487

wishes against Israel:

http://​www​.zone​-​h​.org/​m​i​r​r​o​r​/​i​d​/​9​0​14463

wishes of a free Iraq, Afghanistan and Pales­tine while show­ing the fin­ger to USA and Israel

http://​www​.zone​-​h​.org/​m​i​r​r​o​r​/​i​d​/​9​0​14447

whishes of a Kosovo independency:

http://​www​.zone​-​h​.org/​m​i​r​r​o​r​/​i​d​/​9​0​14961

and absolutely noth­ing, zero related to the recent Iran­ian happenings.

Yet another sta­tis­ti­cal anomaly?

UPDATE:

I received a mes­sage from an Iran­ian defacer. He says that he indeed protested dur­ing the elec­tion days

http://​www​.zone​-​h​.org/​m​i​r​r​o​r​/​i​d​/​8​9​82062
http://​www​.zone​-​h​.org/​m​i​r​r​o​r​/​i​d​/​8​9​82059

I didn’t notice it as… I don’t speak Farsi lan­guage.


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