OpKillingBay/OpWhales


With a new whale hunting season comes a new wave of attacks by environmental and animal rights hacktivist communities within the Anonymous collective. Several operations are currently being run in parallel - OpKillingBay, OpKillingBay Eu, OpWhales and OpSeaWorld. They’re all yearly hacktivism operations by Anonymous in response to the hunting of whales and dolphins for food and captivity in Norway, Iceland, Japan and the Faroe Islands.

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With a new whale hunting season comes a new wave of attacks by environmental and animal rights hacktivist communities within the Anonymous collective. Several operations are currently being run in parallel - OpKillingBay, OpKillingBay Eu, OpWhales and OpSeaWorld. They’re all yearly hacktivism operations by Anonymous in response to the hunting of whales and dolphins for food and captivity in Norway, Iceland, Japan and the Faroe Islands.

Since early December there has been a spike in activity from Anonymous. Hacktivists launch attacks year round but collaborate for more determined efforts during the season. The hunts that happen in the Faroe Islands and the attacks that happen in relation to OpSeaWord create a persistent threat for both specific industries as well as governments who allow hunting or who keep marine life in captivity.

Figure 1: Operational image from #OpSeaWorld

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