In total, Anonymous leaked 285,635 confidential emails belonging to the Nauru Police Force of the tiny Nauru Island infamously known for being used by Australia as an offshore refugee detention center in return for aid.
On Monday, May 2nd, 2022, the Anonymous collective released 82GB worth of emails apparently belonging to the Nauru Police Force. According to Anonymous, the data leak was in protest against the alleged ill-treatment of asylum seekers and refugees carried out by Island authorities on behalf of the Australian government.
For your information, Nauru is a tiny island country in Micronesia, northeast of Australia infamously known for being used by Australia as an offshore refugee detention center in return for aid.
As seen by Hackread.com, the total number of leaked emails is 285,635 and available for direct and torrent download through the official website of “Enlace Hacktivista,” a platform that aims to “Document hacker history.”
Although Hackread.com could not analyze the trove of emails, in a statement, Anonymous explained that the leaked confidential emails contain details related to abuses that the Nauru Police Force and the Australian government tried to cover up.
The statement also demands an end to the policy of mandatory immigration detention and the permanent closing of immigration detention facilities, including on the island of Nauru.
Anonymous also urged authorities to launch an investigation of all allegations of abuse in the immigration detention centers and pay lifetime reparations to victims.So we decided to hack the Nauru Police Force, who were tasked by the Australian government with policing the island and obtained 285,635 confidential emails related to abuses that they tried to cover up, and we are making them all public. The Republic of Nauru has previously disputed reports of torture, sexual assault and child abuse on the island. Can they still dispute this when all their emails are out in the open? The things we saw and read made us sick. We are asking the newly elected Australian government to by the end of 2022: ~ End the policy of mandatory immigration detention and permanently close immigration detention facilities, including on the island Nauru. ~ Grant permanent residence to all asylum seekers, including the 124 people forcibly moved out from Manus Island. ~ Investigate all allegations of abuse in the immigration detention centres and pay lifetime repairations to victims. Anonymous!
On Twitter, Emma Best, journalist, and co-founder of a non-profit whistleblower organization DDoSecretsDistributed Denial of Secrets, aka DDoSecrets, confirmed the leak. Best also announced that the enormous data dump is also available on DDoSecrets.
On the other hand, @YourAnonNews, one of the largest social media representatives of Anonymous also tweeted about the data leak stating that “Anonymous hackers release 1/4 million Nauru Island Immigration Detention Center Police emails documenting abuses suffered by asylum seekers and refugees under successive Scott Morrison (Prime Minister of Australia since 24 August 2018) portfolios.”
@AnonOpsSE, another prominent representative of the Anonymous collective tweeted that “Enlace Hacktivista has released 285,635 emails (82 GB) from the Nauru Police Force, documenting conditions of the island and abuses endured by asylum-seekers and refugees.”
At the time of publishing this article, there was no comment from the Nauru Police Force or Australian authorities.
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