Greenpeace welcomes Anonymous in the fight to preserve the Arctic. Earlier this week, Anonymous enthusiasts hacked Exxon Mobil in solidarity with the ongoing Greenpeace campaign to save the Arctic from oil exploration.
Cyber War News reports Anonymous hacked and released data from Exxon Mobil Corporation on June 27 as part of Operation Save The Arctic (#OpSaveTheArctic).
Greenpeace, an independent global organisation acting to change attitudes and behavior in order to protect the environment and promote peace, welcomed the support of the international hacktivist collective known as Anonymous with the following tweet, issued June 29:
The Arctic receives #anonymous support. Arctic oil drillers Exxon hacked in operation #OPSaveTheArctic #SaveTheArctic
Airdemon Network Security reports Anonymous leaked 300 accounts from Exxon Mobil in #OpSavetheArctic.
The following is an excerpt from a statement released by Anonymous hacktivists announcing solidarity with the efforts of Greenpeace to preserve the Arctic:
The energy companies that caused the Arctic to melt in the first place are looking to profit from the disappearing ice. They want to open up a new oil frontier to get at a potential 90 billion barrels of oil. That’s a lot of money to them, but it’s only three years’ worth of oil to the world.
Previously classified government documents say dealing with oil spills in the freezing waters is “almost impossible” and inevitable mistakes would shatter the fragile Arctic environment. We’ve seen the extreme damage caused by the Exxon Valdez and Deepwater Horizon disasters — we cannot let this happen in the Arctic.
To drill in the Arctic, oil companies have to drag icebergs out the way of their rigs and use giant hoses to melt floating ice with warm water. If we let them do this, a catastrophic oil spill is just a matter of time.
This gave rise to #OpSaveTheArctic put forward by Anonymous.
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