RAISE YOUR VOICE LEBANON !!
A variety of Lebanese websites, mainly government-related, were hacked overnight by a group calling itself “Raise Your Voice,” demanding better living conditions.
Several ministry websites – those of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Energy – are still inaccessible and viewers trying to open the sites are greeted by a message addressed to the government from “Raise Your Voice,” which calls for a popular movement by people to demand their rights.
“We are RYV, short for Raise Your Voice, and we are simply a group of people who could not bear sitting in silence, watching all the crimes and injustice going on in Lebanon. We will not be silenced and brainwashed by your media. We will not stop until the Lebanese people mobilize, demand their rights, and earn them,” part of the message said.
The websites of State Security, ISF, Customs and the Banking Control Commission of Lebanon were also hacked.
“We will not stop until the standards of living are raised to where they should be in Lebanon. We will not stop until this government’s self-made problems are solved, like the power shortage, water shortage, rise in gas prices and rise in food product prices. We are RYV, expect us to break the silence, whether in the streets or on the Internet. Silence is a crime,” the message ends.
The country’s National News Agency was also among state-related websites targeted in the hacking. Visitors to the site are met by a blank screen.
Government websites were not alone in being targeted.
The website of the National News Agency was hacked overnight, as was that of MTV television station. The MTV website remains closed but technicians at the television station have removed the message by “Raise Your Voice.”