GSec (Grey Security), a hacking crew associated with the international hacktivist collective known as Anonymous, is claiming responsibility for hacking and defacing multiple Ugandan websites, including websites belonging to the Ugandan parliament, PayUganda.com, and pepsi-cola.co.ug.
The Anonymous hacktivists claim they have access to Uganda’s official Bank, official news websites, and department of defence.
In a Pastebin release dated June 25, Anonymous hacktivists released the following message to the Ugandan government:
Message to the Government of Uganda:
So… What now?
We have full access to at least 50 of your websites, and even more are being hacked and (D)DOS’d. This is becoming much bigger than we expected, and this is exactly what we were aiming for. This operation is going world-wide, and everyone is helping out. You want to put people to death, only because they have different likings than you do… Your stereo-types are pathetic, and so are you and your security.
This will continue, until you change your ways and beliefs of LGTB. There is no need to put people to death for this, and we will not tolerate it.
We have access to your official Bank, to your official news websites, to your department of defence.
Put this to a stop now, or else it all goes right here… On pastebin.
In another Pastebin message, dated June 25, Anonymous claims to have hacked and gained full access to PayUganda.com, claiming the draconian policies towards the LGBT community in Uganda is “intolerable”
And in yet another message via Pastebin, also released June 25, the Anonymous hacktivists explain the “logic and reason” behind their attack on Uganda, claiming “the reasoning behind these multiple defaced and DOS’d websites is simple. We do not and will not ever stand for gay/lesbian discrimination.” The announcement goes on to warn all Ugandan officials “to prepare for a war you can not and will not withstand.”
Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda, along with more than 30 other countries in Africa. Few Africans are openly gay, fearing imprisonment, violence and losing their jobs.
In Uganda, government and Christian leaders are escalating their campaign of intimidation and harassment against the LGBT community. Last week, the Uganda government announced it was banning 38 non-governmental organizations it accuses of promoting homosexuality and recruiting children.
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