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Hacktivists Back Hong Kong’s Occupy Central

Pro-democracy student protesters confront police outside of the Chief Executive office in the government complex in Hong Kong.

Pro-democracy student protesters confront police outside of the Chief Executive office in the government complex in Hong Kong. // Wally Santana/AP

The loosely configured hacker group Anonymous has started a new operation targeting so-called Chinese oppressors, The Washington Post reports.

In website defacements and a video message, the collective aligns itself with the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong.

“'This is Operation HongKong. We Will Not Stop': Hackers claiming to be part of Anonymous have hacked multiple websites in Hong Kong, including the Autism Partnership Hong Kong,” Channel NewsAsia reported in an Oct. 1 update.

A video circulated through the website News2share threatens to “deface and take every Web-based asset of your government off line.”

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