KarmaSec from Anonymous leaked a trove of data from Japanese Prefecture to raise voice against animal cruelty in the country.
A group of Anonymous hackers calling itself KarmaSec came up with an interesting Tweet claiming to have breached into the server of Japan’s Yamaguchi Prefecture Tourism Promotion Division (visit-jy.com) and leaked a trove of data protesting in support of animal rights and brutality in the country.
Yamaguchi Prefecture is located in the Chūgoku region of the main island of Honshu offering a wide range of tourism-related activities including the Akiyoshidai Safari Land – Natural Zoo which was the main target of Karma Sec. The hackers leaked the data on Ghostbin pastie site which includes a message demanding the immediate release of all animals from the zoo or face the consequences in the shape of more data leak.
Release ALL of the animals! Warning you is to late. Your shit has been leaked to the public. If you do not release the animals we will continue. PS: Smile mother fuckers you have been exposed!
— The KarmaSec HQ (@KarmaSecHQ) March 18, 2016
HackRead got hold of the leaked data and after scanning, we have found it to be legit and never been leaked on the Internet before. The data contains site’s database, names, hundreds of emails, encrypted passwords, user comments, addresses, phone numbers and other data in the Japanese language.
This is not the first time when Anonymous has targeted Japanese cyberspace against animal brutality. In September 2015, hacktivists took down the website of the town of Taiji in Wakayama Prefecture in protest of the town’s hunting of dolphins and storing them.
Animal abuse in Japan
In October, last year same Anonymous group had shut down Narita and Chubu International Airport websites against the slaughter of Dolphin and trade to aquariums.