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Anonymous Hacks Into Reliance Servers; Redirects Users To Warning Page

After accusing Reliance (Communications) of going beyond the mandate given to it by courts and the government and blocking sites without authorization, hacker group Anonymous Operation India(AnonOps India), has apparently hacked into Reliance servers and are redirecting users who're trying to access websites including Twitter, to a page on which they ask the Indian Government to re-enable the group's suspended Twitter ID, giving it a 24 hour deadline, in addition to addressing the Indian people, opposition and the media. This was first reported by ZDNet and White Code, however, we also confirm being redirected to a similar page while trying to access Twitter.com via a Reliance 3G connection in Delhi. Here's a screenshot: Through their new twitter account, opindia_back, Anonymous earlier tweeted that it had hacked 35 web sites and the Reliance network, to protest the suspension of its twitter account - @OpIndia_Revenge. We're a bit surprised as to why Anonymous, which mostly protests through Distributed Denial of Service by attacking traffic, is hacking sites and making them inaccessible to end-users. Earlier, Anonymous’s opIndia had taken down the Indian Supreme Court’s website and the official website of the All India Congress Committee, in its response to Internet censorship in India through DDoS attacks. Although, hacking is a sure-shot way to attract Reliance's attention, it might end up sending the wrong message to Government agencies, and do more harm than good. Also, the motive of the revenge being centred around the suspension of their twitter i.d, in a way detracts from their original goal of fighting censorship at a broader level.…

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