Anonymous Shut Down Dalhousie University Website Against Halifax Rape Case

Anonymous conducted DDoS attack on Dalhousie University website against 2015 rape case — Anonymous demands punishment for the culprits

In November 2015, HackRead reported about the hacktivist group Anonymous forcing Halifax Regional Municipality police into reopening the investigation of a sexual assault case involving an 18-year-old girl Jane Doe attacked by a fellow student on Halloween night at a Dalhousie University frat house in Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada.

The hacktivists at that time had vowed to fight back if justice is not served. Now, it seems the group have kept their promise and have returned with a cyber attack on the official website of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia forcing the site to stay offline for about an hour Monday night.

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An exclusive screenshot when the university website was down

HackRead got in touch with the hacktivist behind the DDoS attack and the person “Lion” who created the whole event on Facebook. Here’s what they have to say: 

“When police know of a rape and have enough evidence to press charges but fail to do their job, we have no choice but to expose these monsters to educate the women in Halifax who to avoid!

We have been in contact with family daily since November 2015. We know what evidence police have as of now and we are appalled at the fact they have not charged him yet!

As promised if police do not do their job we will remind the world through any means necessary. Last night was a small example of what is to come if there is no justice for this victim, who courageously came forward and gave a statement to the police as reported in the media several months ago!

We will always support the family as we STIL do today in memory of Rehtaeh Parson RIP

The world is sick of watching rapists and paedophiles walk away with little to no repercussions, expect a revolution when it comes to sexual equality and anti-rape!!”

Response from the victim’s mother:

The mother of alleged victim defended Anonymous on identifying the alleged perpetrator however now she has also sent a message of thanks to the group which is available below:

While the hacktivists and victim’s mother is waiting for justice the official spokesperson of Halifax police is not happy with the hacktivist group uploading the video online and authorities have since launched cyber crime unit to hunt hackers including Anonymous.

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.