‘Raise Your Voice’ Hacks 15 Lebanese Government Sitesإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
A group calling itself ‘Raise Your Voice’ hacked on Tuesday around 15 Lebanese government websites to ask for an improvement in living standards, the day the parliament launches a three-day session to assess the cabinet’s performance.
“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,” the group said.
It vowed to continue hacking the sites until the Lebanese people earn the rights they are asking for and until living standards are improved.
“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,” the group said.
“We are RYV, expect us to break the silence, whether in the streets or on the Internet,” it said, stressing that “silence is a crime.”
Among the sites that were hacked are the National News Agency, the Presidency and the Energy, Water, Justice and Foreign Ministries.
The hacking comes as the opposition is gearing up to grill the government for what it calls a bad performance and procrastination in the implementation of major decisions.
The activists posted a caricature on the home page of the websites depicting a skinny man, representing the people, feeding a fat man described as the government.
Only the Energy and Water Ministry websites had messages written on them that “Electricity is Cut” and “Water is Cut.”
The group previously hacked several government sites in early March.
Someone on this forum has been praising the performance of the FPM ministers, he was saying that even during Hariri's time, they were the ones doing the best jobs. Guess who??? This someone will either recognize himself, or deny it as it looks like Alzheimer has started its effects on him. His initials are FT, a born loser.
As interesting as it is and as supportive as I am; I can only you guys are wise enough to do it right and not throw the country into the wind with big motto's and silly movements...
Fight through whoever represents you in parliament; if no one does (same as my case since I hate them all) then be wise to elect properly and direct your project in the sense of raising awareness amongst the Lebanese society to understand the importance of elections and select the right people for the job; not for the money or prestige but for the job!!
Finally a group of people following a good cause not a leader with some personal interest!! LOVE what you guys did we got your back!
The websites brought down include:
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Great job! You should also hack the sites of the ministers or political parties and post their 'behind the scene' achievements.
Good job guys ,
But during election vote for a program not persons or zu3ama at least when you vote for a program you can sanction the guy who does fulfill his promises and program but if you vote for zou3ama or leaders by buying your vote you will do the same mistake again
God bless Lebanon
This is actually sad. A group of people are united to raise everyday concerns of ALL Lebanese, and attacking issues that were created by ALL governments on BOTH sides of the political spectrum. And yet, you people still turn this into a M8 vs. M14. Honestly, the problem is the followers of those politicians that are doing this to the people.
If RYV was backed by M14, they would've said so. Man, they're only raising concerns, and yet people have the decency to bash them and say they're political agents? The violent, immature political culture of Lebanese has left no room for concerns to be heard, and that is the real underlying problem of Lebanon.
Is this the only sentence you caught on in the whole comment? The issues RYV is pointing out are issues that were brought on by all politicians on both sides. If RYV was merely an M14 movement, they would've deliberately accused only the CURRENT government's miscues and actions. But read closely, they are accusing long-standing issues that have haunted Lebanon since the days of the civil war.
I do hope people are waking up.
Down with M8 and M14 who have are busy with God knows what.
And thank God, there is no mention or demands for the usual BS issue of Palestine/Israel which is a total waste of time when it is not outright destructive.
I think it's safe to say that there are some honest officials on both sides that have good ideas for Lebanon. Unfortunately, they are unable to triumph in a corrupt environment, especially if the people show them little support and are stuck on ideological party lines.
Being always against illegal actions, I cant but say this is nice. Yes they did not obtain anything beneficial out of their actions, directly, but just the fact they are putting the suffering of the Lebanese in the spotlight is an achievement in itself.
Too bad no one actually goes to these websites, but you have to give them credit for trying to send a message (the power one was pretty cool). Politicians don't really give a crap about it though because the way the system is rigged in this country you can be a corrupt ineffective minister and still somehow find your way to a post because they know somebody.
Where was this group during the father and son Hariri cabinet that spent over 50BILLION on nothing?? OOOOH they are a hariri funded group. I get it now... Sorry for asking LOL
at harriris time or not .. at least they are doing something about the people of the country.. they have the skills to hack and they are using it to try and persuade the gov to try to feel what the people are feeling.
who knows maybe they might "stop stealing and start giving" and possibly start to eliminate poverty within our beautiful country .. that is if they turn out not to be heartless.
god bless the people of Lebanon..
i hope who ever is doing it is a free person not a sheep belonging to 14 or 8 of march, coz lebanon needs more than civil war criminals to rule it again other wise its waste of time and energy
and for everyone who is balming the goverment for this , its not their fault ones b4 werent much better its the whole system we only got 2 choices and its time to have new decent educated ppl who doesnt run businesses for their own benifits and treat ppl equaly with just and fairness i hope one day what a shame ppl here show off " we are lebanese " while we must be ashamed of our selves for what we are doing until we do it right