From Iceland — Anonymous To Target Restaurants That Serve Whale Meat Next

Anonymous To Target Restaurants That Serve Whale Meat Next

Published November 30, 2015

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Thjurexoell/Wikimedia Commons

Hacktivist group Anonymous, as a part of their anti-whaling campaign, are now turning their attention to Icelandic restaurants that serve whale meat.

MBL has brought to light a Ghostbin file credited to two members of the #OpWhales anti-whaling campaign, which shut down almost every Icelandic government website last Friday for at least 13 hours.

The file lists the names, IP addresses, and open ports of several Icelandic restaurants, ostensibly as targets for a DDOS attack, under the category of “Serving or selling whale meat”.

The Ghostbin file also includes a link to a Google group which provides more details on the campaign. Apart from e-mail templates that people are encouraged to use to send to members of Icelandic parliament, there is also a general statement on the purpose of the campaign:

“Icelandic whalers have slaughtered more than 35,000 whales since the late nineteenth century. Iceland refuses to recognise the IWC moratorium on commercial whaling and currently allocates its whalers a quota to kill Class A endangered fin whales mostly for export, as well as minke whales to service domestic demand, including from tourists. … It seems a common misconception that Iceland sustainably hunt. They do not. Fin whales are protected for a reason! We have watched with disgust as this slaughter shows no sign of ending. Its time to speak up.Its time to use your super power….your voice.”

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has classified fin whales as endangered, with a moratorium put in place on the breed by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in 1986.

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