MOSCOW, October 2 (RIA Novosti) - The Anonymous international hacktivist network has declared cyber war against the government of Hong Kong accusing it of ill-treatment of protesters in a video sent to and released by News2Share.
"To the Hong Kong police and any others that are called to the protests, we are watching you very closely and have already begun to wage war on you for your inhumane actions against your own citizens," the transcript of the video, released on Wednesday shows.
"To the protesters in Hong Kong, we have heard your plea for help... Anonymous members all over the world stand with you, and will help in your fight for democracy," the message says.
The Anonymous group has warned that "attacking protesters will result in releasing personal information" of Hong Kong government officials and seizure of "databases and e-mail pools".
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong to take part in protests against Chinese government's plans to control the 2017 election. Protesters say Beijing backed down on its pledge to allow universal suffrage in Hong Kong, which was promised a high degree of autonomy when it was handed back to China by Britain in 1997.
The Anonymous is an international activist group, famous for a series of DDoS attacks on governmental, corporate and religious websites. The decentralized group originated in 2003. Among its latest most notable activities were cyberattacks on Israel over its assaults on Gaza.