Hackers Go After More Anti-Gay African Countries?

Anonymous last week took down the Ugandan Prime Minister's website, and now comes news that it has taken on a handful of other anti-gay African countries as well, Zambian Watchdog reports:

UgandaSo far websites in Botswana, Somalia, Sudan, and Uganda have been taken down or their databases have been leaked. The groups promise more websites will be hacked in African states that oppress LGBT rights. Last Thursday, hacktivists hacked the website of Botswana’s Export Development and Investment Authority, and leaked its database. Somalia’s TV Network and Gurmad company websites were also hacked.

Anonymous also recently hacked the Sudanese stock exchange in Khartoom, Sudan – leaking its database.The groups also promise to bring down key websites in all African countries that imprison or kill gay people. Humantarian and human rights related websites will not be trarged.

Just last week saw the hackers taking over Ugandan Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi’s website. They posted a fictitious statement on the site in which Mbabazi apologised for his government’s anti-gay stance and expressed his support for the recent Uganda gay Pride week.

“We have got to expel the narrow mindedness from this country, and begin afresh, starting with a full and formal apology to all homosexuals living in Uganda today,” Mbabazi was “quoted” as saying.

The groups also addressed the prime minister on the website: “You should be PROUD of your LGBT citizens, because they clearly have more balls than you will ever have.”

Posted August 20, 2012 at 7:30am ETC by Andy Towle
in Anonymous, News, Uganda