Reliance Communications customers were unable to access Facebook, Twitter and other sites for several hours on Saturday after hacker group Anonymous reportedly hacked into the Reliance servers.
According to reports on sites like MediaNama and ZDNet, Anonymous hacked into Reliance's servers in such a way that users trying to access Facebook, Twitter, Google, Gmail and Yahoo were greeted by this message:
Image courtesy MediaNama
As the screenshot says, Anonymous' latest step is to protest against the suspension of their old Twitter page, which Anonymous alleges was done at Government of India's behest. The message from Anonymous goes on to criticize the Government for colluding with the ISPs and censoring the internet.
Anonymous has been tweeting against the Department of Telecom and Internet Service Providers like Reliance. The hacktivists are opposed to torrent sites being blocked by companies who get court orders to prevent pirated content from being shared at sites like Vimeo, DailyMotion and others.
On Friday, Anonymous held a press-conference via an Internet chat in which it criticized Reliance on similar grounds.
Anonymous had last week brought down various websites including that of Congress Party and Reliance Big Cinemas to protest against the blocking of Vimeo and file-sharing sites by ISPs.