Hacker group Anonymous hacked a South African arms procurement agency and leaked financial data to end corruption and greed.

Hacktivists claiming to be linked to Anonymous have breached the website of South African government owned arms supplier Armscor.

Hackread — a news platform that centers on InfoSec, cyber crime, privacy, and surveillance — reports that hacker group Anonymous has leaked crucial information, as part of their OpAfrica (Operation Africa) targeting the African government and to bring out the rampant corruption.

“No longer will we stand by and watch these blatant abuses of power occur. We will continue to fight for their liberties until all of our brothers on the continent are freed from the shackles of corruption and greed. We will not sleep. We will stop at nothing.”

The attack was perpetrated in the name of the #OpAfrica campaign, which was launched earlier this year.

When Anonymous first announced #OpAfrica, it said it was about “a disassembly of corporations and governments that enable and perpetuate corruption on the African continent”.

It said it would focus on the issues of child labour and Internet censorship in Africa.

For this hack, the attackers said they were exposing the South African government’s arms trade.

The Pretoria-based arms procurement agency Armscor or Armaments Corporation of South Africa was hacked.

The breach which took place a few hours ago can be called as a massive hack or leak as Armscor is the official arms procurement agency of the South African Department of Defence.

No emails or passwords have been leaked but transaction details for high profile defence and aeronautical companies are out for public access.


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