Big Oil Hacked by Anonymous Over Arctic Drilling

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Yesterday Greenpeace activists shut down over 70 Shell filling stations in the UK in protest of Shell's Arctic drilling plans. But that was only part of the anti-Arctic drilling actions.

Moscow Times reports that Anonymous hacked into servers of five oil and natural gas companies with interests in the Arctic.

Shell, BP, Global, ExxonMobil, Gazprom, and Rosneft were all targeted.

A statement on #OpSaveTheArctic posted on Pastebin.com reads:

We know were going up against the most powerful countries and companies in the world. But together we have something stronger than any country's military or any company's budget. Our shared concern for the planet we leave our children transcends all borders that divide us and makes us - together - the most powerful force today. ... The listed targets where [sic] breached and as a punishment, The employee accounts of the concerned Corporations where [sic] used to sign the petition at http://www.savethearctic.org/.

Not sure that adding false signatures to a petition you support really accomplishes the end you hope to reach...

Tags: Activism | Arctic | Oil

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