The Anonymous hacker group says it plans to have more attacks on Chinese government websites to uncover corruption and lobby for human rights, Reuters reports Monday.
"First we want to alert the Chinese government that we aren't afraid, and we are going to show the truth and fight for justice," the agency quoted one of the activists. Last week the group hacked hundreds of Chinese government websites in a bid to demonstrate revolt against the Chinese system.
Chinese authorities have ordered a leading pro-Maoist website shut down for one month because of critical essays posted on it, the site's founder said, amid the country's worst high-level political crisis in years.
The move comes after the firing of a once high-flying official who promoted Mao Zedong-era songs and stories.
Han Deqiang, founder of the leftist website Utopia, said police ordered that it be shut down because of content that criticised the Communist Party, its leaders and an upcoming party congress. The shutdown took effect Friday.