Sign Petition To Block South African Government from Legalizing The Sale of Rhino Horn Next Month

Ahead of the May 2019 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES Convention) in Sri Lanka, also referred to as the Washington Convention, international wildlife activists are sending out a petition in hopes of influencing the South African Government against legalizing the sale of Rhino Horn next month- which many expect them to do.

As the petition is quick to point out, the Government of South Africa “are curators of an enormous Rhino Horn stockpile.” Explaining that “the black market value of Rhino horn is £51 000 per kilogram – making Rhino Horn more valuable than Gold, Platinum for Diamonds per gram.” As a result, “Rhinos in South Africa are still facing extinction and South Africa has lost half its rhino population since this crisis began. Conservationists have confirmed that, on average, poachers kill three rhinos per day.” At the time of this article the petition has generated 368,852 signatures, short of its 500,000 goal. If you would like to contribute to this cause, you can add your e-signature via the link provided below.

Sign Petition Here: https://www.change.org/p/ban-the-south-african-domestic-trade-in-rhino-horn-and-the-global-trade-in-endangered-species-parts?recruiter=72128957&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=share_petition&recruited_by_id=ad709aed-5e91-4e84-bc6f-f00de1823f6d

 

#OpFunKill: Anonymous Activists Raise Awareness for Exotic Animal Hunting, Trade & Smuggling w/ Cyber Attacks Across Laos & Zimbabwe

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For those of you whom might not be familiar with me or my past, I very much used to be a member of the Anonymous hacker collective. In fact, my first ever operation was known as “Operation Cheetah Trade” (#OpCheetahTrade), a unique operation designed to track Cheetah smugglers out of Africa and into countries such as the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East – I assume because at the time I had just adopted my first baby kitten. However, while the operation was initially designed to track Cheetah smugglers out of Africa, before long enough the operation had quickly grown to encompass dog fighting rings and all other forms exotic animals smuggling, trade and exploitation in general.

Before the operation was over, through the Anonymous Intelligence Agency, hackers from around the world had managed to report 36 illegal animal trade web sites and their subscribers to INTERPOL and the FBI, closed 3 illegal dog fighting rings in Lebanon, Turkey & Czech Republic along with their websites and social platforms, and had even managed to set up a internal servers for people to report all kinds of animal abuse directly to international organizations such as PETA.

Learn More – Origins of #OpCheetahTrade: https://anonhq.com/?s=Cheetah+trade

I don’t bring any of this up to brag or relive my glory days, but rather because I just stumbled upon a new leak which reminds me of my previous work. The new operation is officially referred to as “Operation Fun Kill” (#OpFunKill), and essentially appears to the natural evolution of the operation I created many years ago. Today however, the operation appears to focus almost exclusively on the hunting/killing of animals around Africa and Asia for sheer sport by rich Caucasians or European tourists, as well as to raising awareness on behalf of animal exploitation/cruelty for the sake of money making – such as the serving of shark fin soup in Asia, elephant tusk ivory trade in Africa, seal skin clothing in Canada/Iceland – et cetera.

For the purposes of this website at least, I was first inspired to write about this operation after coming across a hack and leak of 12 websites across South Asia and Africa. While the hackers decided against releasing any data, at least for the time being, to serve as proof that they were there and the sites infrastructure was compromised, the hackers did release list of domains along with their IP Addresses, along with a list of open ports attached to each website. Additionally, to prove that they could leak the data if they really wanted, the hackers also listed the names, makes and version numbers of each sites internal databases.

As for why Laos has found itself such a high priority target in this operation, it stems as the result of a recent investigation carried out by the Environmental Investigation Agency. For example, the investigation quite literally calls the country of Laos a “lawless playground” for animal smuggling, exploitation and consumption, which doesn’t even pretend to have “even a pretense of law enforcement or regulation.” It is for this reason that vigilante hackers have started taking matters into their own hands. You are invited to learn more about the situation through the resources provided below.

View Full Investigation: http://eia-international.org/wp-content/uploads/EIA-Sin-City-FINAL-med-res.pdf

Targets of Hacks:

http://www.laogov.gov.la/
http://www.tourismlaos.org/
http://www.investlaos.gov.la/
http://www.mofa.gov.la/
https://www.vientianemai.net/
http://www.pasaxon.org.la/
http://www.visit-laos.com/
http://www.phongsavanhbank.com/psv/index.php/
https://www.sacombank.com.la/
http://bcel.com.la/bcel/
https://laopost.com/
http://www.vientianetimes.org.la/

Data Leak: https://ghostbin.com/paste/bot3z

Learn More – Follow #OpFunKill Online: https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&q=%23OpFunKill

Browse Environmental Investigation Agency Report from Laos:

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Plain Clothed Police Officers Raid 263 Chat Media In Zimbabwe – Teargas Staff & Confiscate Electronic Equipment

(AI) – A police raid on the offices of online news site 263 Chat after one of its journalists filmed the removal of street vendors in Harare is a blatant assault on the right to freedom of expression and media freedom, Amnesty International said today. Police fired tear gas into the newsroom after chasing reporter Lovejoy Mtongwiza to the website’s offices. The journalist had been taking photos and videos of the police forcing out street vendors in the Zimbabwean capital.

Today’s attack on the 263 Chat offices was designed to send a chilling message to journalists and shows the lengths the Zimbabwean police are prepared to go to muzzle media freedom,” said Muleya Mwananyanda, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Southern Africa. “The authorities must end the attack on the media and launch a prompt, thorough and effective investigation into this attack and ensure that all suspected perpetrators are identified and brought to justice.

263 Chat is an online news site which reports on political, economic and social issues in Zimbabwe. Reporter Lovejoy Mtongwiza was deployed to the city centre to take pictures of a Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and Harare City Council operation to remove street vendors.

When a group of police and council officers pursued Mtongwiza, he ran away to his employer’s office. The police followed him and fired tear gas into the 263 Chat newsroom, where 14 other journalists were working. Officers also seized a mobile phone from one of the reporters.


This report was originally published by Amnesty International on February 19th 2019. It was republished, with permission, under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License, in accordance with the Terms & Conditions of Amnesty International | Formatting Edits and Tweets and videos added and embedded by Rogue Media Labs

#OpElephants: D3fS3c Hacks The Government of Laos To Raise Awareness Against Elephant Trafficking Into Asia

This afternoon, April 3rd 2019, a new group of hackers going by the name of “D3fS3c” announced a hack/leak of the Government of Laos. The hack was carried out in conjunction with an international hacking/public relations operation known as “Operation Baby Elephants” (#OpBabyElephants), designed to raise awareness on behalf of the capture/transportation of elephants out of the wild in Africa for commercial exploitation inside Asia.

To date, the operation has seen a hack if Zimbabwe’s National University of Science and Technology, as well as the doxxing of several public companies/government agencies known to have participated in elephant smuggling – including 100’s of emails of individuals most closely related to the trade.

Learn More – #OpBabyElephants: https://roguemedia.co/?s=%23OpBabyElephants&x=11&y=23

Today’s leak is a little different, exposing sensitive information tied to the Government of Laos, including hundreds of emails, IP Addresses and Passport numbers, as well as information on several Government contractors. You can find this information and more via the leaks provided below. Considering that the Twitter account behind today’s leak has already been restricted, I took it upon myself to back up the information personally – enjoy!

We are D3fs3c, a group who fights against perpetrators, offering our beloved friends over the Internet some Lulz.

Over the last month we have proudly observed our brothers and sisters working hard on behalf of #OpBabyElephants, with the goal of raising awareness against the trading/smuggling of baby elephants in the name of populating zoos across Asia, primarily in China.

We have collected evidence not only against African States involved in the business, but also many Asian Governments, Loas included.

For this reason we have classified information related to radio equipment and frequencies, firearms manufacturers, manufacturer serial number, Passport ID’s and other Diplo information.

Enjoy the Lulz!

Target: hxxp://phetsarath.gov.la/
Original Leak: https://pastebin.com/raw/2T6Zj5CD
Data Download (Backup): https://roguemedia.co/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2T6Zj5CD.txt

Mimosa Mining Company & Zimbabwe’s Online Business Directory Telephone Book Hacked, Files, Logins, Contacts & Server Info Dumped Online

Just before the start of the weekend, March 22nd 2019, Anonymous hackers released a new round of hacks and leaks – this time targeting Zimbabwe’s Online Directory of National Businesses and the Mimoso Mining Company. The hacks/leak were carried out in conjunction with “Operations Zimbabwe” (#OpZimbabwe) and “Operation Baby Elephants” (#OpBabyElephants), online cyber-operations designed to put pressure on the Government of Zimbabwe and the international public to halt and/or ban the sale of baby elephants out of Africa and into Asia – were these animals are sure to be exploited for commercial gain. Today’s release comes part of a much broader hacking/awareness campaign, which has previously seen a hack of Zimbabwe’s National University of Science and Technology, as well as two separate releases of hundreds of emails tied to international business partners known to have participated in the trafficking and/or trade of baby elephants in Africa.

The hack/leak of Zimbabwe’s Business Directory Phone Book, essentially Zimbabwe’s online version of the White Pages, reveals the location of the sites DNS Servers, Mail Servers, database contents, administrator login credentials, name, emails and telephone numbers of over 400 business owners across Zimbabwe, as well as the login credentials of 68 users of the site, along with the WhatsApp ID information of 192 other business clientele. Meanwhile, the leak of the Mimosa Mining Company was a little less significant, offering only the location of the sites DNS Servers, Mail Servers and a detailed map of all the sites subdomains. You can also learn more about this issue through the informative Tweets at the conclusion of this article.

Targets:

Mimosa Mining Company: hxxp://mimosa.co.zw/
Raw Data Leak: https://pastebin.com/raw/jKt8e1g2

Zimbabwe’s Business Directory Telephone Book: hxxp://thedirectory.co.zw/
Raw Data Leak: https://pastebin.com/raw/YaCwEsgR

In a message attached the leak, Anonymous hackers stated:

Greetings citizens, We are Anonymous and this is Operation Baby Elephants.

The Operation has the goal to rise awareness related to elephants trade that involves Zimbabwe (&more) and China to entertain in the zoos.
Actually, the trade business worth more than 1$million so far. We cannot stay silent in front of such cruelty.

For this reason, We are asking to Zimbabwe Gov. and CITES to stop immediately this illegal and unethical business, otherwise we will keep going our fighting to give an end to all this.

Today we haven’t been as good as the last time, indeed here there is the full details database list of directory.co.zw, the Zimbabwe’s business directory platform.

We are Anonymous.
We Do Not Forgive.
We Do Not Forget.
Expect us.

https://twitter.com/hei_schwa/status/1108390019096608768

#OpBabyElephants: Anonymous Hacks Zimbabwe’s National University of Science & Technology In Protest of Elephant Sales To China

Yesterday, March 4th 2019, members working under the umbrella of Anonymous announced a hack and leak of the National University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe. The hack was carried out under the umbrella of “Operation Baby Elephants,” (#OpBabyElephants), in retaliation for Zimbabwe’s continued sale of Elephants into Asia. According to a press release attached to the leak, the hackers explained how “we have decided to do not leak the full details related to the students in order to protect their own privacy.” Explaining that they “violated the (Universities) server to ask Zimbabwe to stop the export of Baby Elephants over China to fill their zoos up.

While the hackers elected not to release the data of students, to serve as proof of the hack, they did release a full list of all the websites sub domains and IP Addresses affiliated with them, along with a mirrored copy of all the websites database file folders, as well as the location/IP Addresses of the websites mail servers and Domain Name Servers (DNS). All of this information is provided via the leak below.

Target: hxxp://nust.ac.zw
Raw Data Leak: https://ghostbin.com/paste/kxno5
Leak Backup: https://anonfile.com/Va2dVfveb6/kxno5_txt

Operation Elephants Manifesto:

Greetings citizens of the world, We are Anonymous.

The capture of baby elephants is just one in a number of operations that have taken place in Zimbabwe and across the continent over several decades. Young elephants are being captured in Zimbabwe for Chinese zoos. Live elephant trade is now a million dollar business.

According to wildlife authorities elephant sales to China have raised $1 million so far. The cruelty of the capture of baby elephants from their families in the wild has been revealed in disturbing photos and videos secretly taken in Zimbabwe.

These captures are usually kept as secret as possible. First, a family herd is selected. Then operatives in a helicopter pick off the younger elephants with a fire from a riffle. As the elephant collapses, the pilot dive-bombs the distressed mothers to keep them away and a ground-team bundle the calves up and drags them on to trailers. Young elephants are being forcibly separated from their mothers which is highly damaging for them.

In the wild, elephants are completely depend on their mother’s milk until they are two and are not fully weaned until the age of five. A number of the captive calves, were displaying a stress-induced activity as a trunk twisting, trunk curled under, face touching, foot swinging, head-shaking, ear-cocking, displacement feeding, amongst others.

This year plans by the government of Zimbabwe are to export as many as 35 baby elephants to China. Under Cities, trading live elephants is legal, with a few stipulations and requires it is Appropriate and Acceptable, and that the sale must benefit conservation of elephants in home country but there is no monitoring of the requirement that a sale will benefit conservation.
Brothers and sisters of Anonymous. We ask that you stand along side us.
Join our tweet storm to spread awareness. Join us in combined attacks on Web sites and databases.

We are Anonymous.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Expect us.

Learn More – #OpZimbabwe: https://roguemedia.co/?s=%23OpZimbabwe&x=0&y=0

#OpZimbabwe: Anonymous Hackers Raise Awareness Against International Elephant Trade

Oddly enough, researching hacks and leaks between Pakistani and Indian hackers this evening I managed to come across a hack and leak associated with #OpZimbabwe, an Anonymous operation launched in solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe as they fight against the ongoing injustices of the their Government. However, it must be noted that this most recent development technically falls under the umbrella of something known as #OpElephants, an operation I was previously unaware of, which appears to feature reconnaissance on various targets affiliated with the Government of Zimbabwe and different organizations/corporation tied to international Elephant and Ivory trade.

Learn More About #OpZimbabwe: https://roguemedia.co/2019/01/19/anonymous-launches-string-of-coordinated-attacks-in-solidarity-with-the-people-of-zimbabwe/

More specially, the leaked information contains the email addresses of 241 individuals, organizations, corporations, parks and Government agencies known to be actively involved with Elephant and Ivory trading, as well as detailed information relating to the virtual hosting providers of these parties websites, including detailed information on their email and domain name hosting servers.

Original Press Release w/ Recon: https://ghostbin.com/paste/ypqp6
Data Download: https://anonfile.com/W0y667vab6/ZWL9qrKR_txt

In a message attached to the hack/leak Anonymous explained:

Greetings citizens of the world, We are Anonymous.

The capture of baby elephants is just one in a number of operations that have taken place in Zimbabwe and across the continent over several decades. Young elephants are being captured in Zimbabwe for Chinese zoos. Live elephant trade is now a million dollar business.

According to wildlife authorities elephant sales to China have raised $1 million so far. The cruelty of the capture of baby elephants from their families in the wild has been revealed in disturbing photos and videos secretly taken in Zimbabwe.

These captures are usually kept as secret as possible. First, a family herd is selected. Then operatives in a helicopter pick off the younger elephants with a fire from a riffle. As the elephant collapses, the pilot dive-bombs the distressed mothers to keep them away and a ground-team bundle the calves up and drags them on to trailers. Young elephants are being forcibly separated from their mothers which is highly damaging for them.

In the wild, elephants are completely depend on their mother’s milk until they are two and are not fully weaned until the age of five. A number of the captive calves, were displaying a stress-induced activity as a trunk twisting, trunk curled under, face touching, foot swinging, head-shaking, ear-cocking, displacement feeding, amongst others.

This year plans by the government of Zimbabwe are to export as many as 35 baby elephants to China. Under Cities, trading live elephants is legal, with a few stipulations and requires it is Appropriate and Acceptable, and that the sale must benefit conservation of elephants in home country but there is no monitoring of the requirement that a sale will benefit conservation.
Brothers and sisters of Anonymous. We ask that you stand along side us.
Join our tweet storm to spread awareness. Join us in combined attacks on Web sites and databases.

We are Anonymous
We do not forgive
We do not forget
Expect us

If you aren’t a hacker, you can participate in #OpElephants by signing the petition below, demanding that Japan ban the sale of Elephant Ivory along with China, Hong Kong and soon to be Singapore. You can also share this article, their press release or anything else you would like to release about #OpElephants on your social media channels as well.

Sign Petition Here: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/705/013/969/demand-that-japan-bans-the-sale-of-elephant-ivory/?taf_id=60553813&cid=fb_na

Anonymous Launches String of Coordinated Attacks In Solidarity with The People of Zimbabwe

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Over the course of the last several days Anonymous hackers worldwide have launched their newest operation, code named #OpZimbabwe. In a coordinated string of web attacks and DDoS attacks, approximately 72 websites affiliated with the Government of Zimbabwe have been taken offline over the course of the last 48 hours, with targeted attacks against the countries National Police, Central Banking SystemMinistry of Defense and Ministry of Government lasting into the weekend.

The operation comes as a result of the Government of Zimbabwe’s decision to entirely cut off the countries internet on January 15th, following a string of deadly National protests on January 14th, 2019 – something that Anonymous hackers refuse to tolerate. According to estimates from multiple international human rights organizations, over the course of the last 5 days alone more than a dozen people have been killed and hundreds more either seriously injured or arrested at the hands of Zimbabwe’s police force – with more events/protests scheduled to last into the weekend.

Learn More About The Current Situation In Zimbabwe:

From Rogue Media Labs: https://roguemedia.co/2019/01/16/letter-from-zimbabwe-inside-the-deteriorating-situation-unfolding-inside-the-country/
From Human Rights Watch: https://www.hrw.org/sitesearch/zimbabwe
From Amnesty International: https://www.amnesty.org/en/search/?q=zimbabwe

Interestingly enough, Anonymous’ hack also comes in conjunction with the release of the Democracy Index 2018 Report, written by researchers/intelligence analysts at The Economist. According to their data, based on factors such as civil liberties, crime rates, political culture, election participation/turn out, poverty rates, health coverage – et cetera – out of a list of 165 countries worldwide, the only country with less freedom and Democracy than Zimbabwe is Zambia.

In a message to the people of Zimbabwe and their Government, the Anonymous hacker collective stated the following:

Greetings Zimbabwe, we are Anonymous.

We have previously seen innocent people being killed in Zimbabwe. We have seen oppression and tyranny. We have seen people being oppressed for fighting for freedom. We cannot tolerate that. As we did with the Sudanese government, we have successfully taken down 72+ Zimbabwe government websites. This is only a start. Your banking system will also soon fall.

To the Zimbabwe government, you have become an enemy of Anonymous! Your systems are in danger! In the face of oppression, rebellion become our duty. Courage to our brothers who fight for freedom in Zimbabwe and Sudan.

People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.

We are Anonymous.
We are legion.
We do not forgive tyrannical governments.
We will not forget your actions.
You should have expected us!

Operation Hit List: https://ghostbin.com/paste/4tdv6

Websites Tango Down’d Into The Weekend:

Zimbabwe Republic of Police – hxxp://zrp.gov.zw
Zimbabwe Ministry of Defense – hxxp://defence.gov.zw
Zimbabwe Ministry of Government Affairs – hxxp://www.zim.gov.zw
Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe – hxxp://rbz.co.zw
Zimbabwe Financial Holdings Limited – https://www.zb.co.zw/

https://twitter.com/Anon_Universal/status/934722229891420160

Letter from Zimbabwe: Inside The Deteriorating Situation Unfolding Inside The Country

An online activist and regular reader of Rogue Media Labs going by the name of “Jamelia Libya K” sent me the following letter this morning, outlining the deteriorating situation in Zimbabwe from the perspective of a Zimbabwean refugee with many friends and family left behind in the country.

Full Letter:

I am an activist from Zimbabwe, I write to you as a human being observing a crisis unfolding. I am deeply appalled, shocked and hurt with the worsening situation in Zimbabwe.

The people have been protesting against inflation and unbearable hardships they have been encountering quietly. They are fed up of being governed by this failing Zanu government. The president himself is on a business tour at this vital moment. Vice President Chiwenga is in charge. He is previously the Army Commander General.

Everyone in the diaspora is convinced he has ordered the internet shutdown, there has been no social media all day. This is because reports have been pouring in from Monday night that the army, police and masked men have been kidnapping, harassing, torturing civilians and intimidating them not to protest.

Pictures of dead bodies have been circulating. As I speak, people in diaspora are afraid and panicking for their loved ones. Please bring attention to Zimbabweans crying and begging for help, we need International intervention.

Regards,
Linda Dodzo

As was reported by Human Rights Watch on January 15th 2019, “Zimbabwe security forces fatally shot at least five people and wounded 25 others during a crackdown on nationwide protests beginning January 14, 2019.” However, other reports from the region indicate that at least 8 were killed, and more than 200 were arbitrarily arrested. Similar in many ways to the situation across France, the protests arose as a result of the Zimbabwean Governments decision to raise fuel prices by 150% on January 12th 2019, sparking mass protests around the country.

In response to the protests, just as was the case in the Democratic Republic of The Congo in December 2018 and Central African Republic earlier this month, the Zimbabwean Government has ordered a complete internet shutdown across the country. Effective January 15th 2019, President Emmerson Mnangagwa ordered a 72 hour moratorium on any/all internet activity inside the country, including social media and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services – such as WhatsApp.

This also isn’t the first time this sort of thing has happened. For example, in the summer of 2016 I remember reporting when the Government of Zimbabwe suffered from full economic collapse, leading to the revolt of thousands of public sector workers across the country- protesting against weeks of unpaid wages, essentially completely shutting down the country/government in doing so. For some perspective on the situation, at the time it was also reported that the country was operating at a 90% unemployment rate. Once again however, then just as is it is today, the Zimbabwean Government shut down and restricted national internet access in order to prevent protest movements from growing larger and prevent media from reporting on a carnage.

I also remember that these events caught the attention of the Anonymous hacker collective, whom proceeded to launch a series of online attacks against the Government of Zimbabwe – shutting down critical government infrastructure for as long of the government was willing to shut down public internet access. As a result, once again today just as it was before, the Zimbabwean people are calling on the internet community and Anonymous for help – to stand up for their rights and fight back against their oppressive Government. This is why I am publishing this article here today, to do what I can to raise awareness on their behalf and educate the international public about the ongoing crisis in Zimbabwe. What happens from here remains to be seen.