Breaking Update:

Anonymous has released a second video to News2share showing off the damage already done, including lists of email addresses and other information pertaining to Hong Kong and China government officials:

See the original story below:

The “hacktivist” group Anonymous sent this video to News2share early Wednesday morning, apparently declaring a cyber-war against Hong Kong for the treatment of protestors there. The group has already defaced several Hong Kong-based websites, and promised that dozens more would be affected over the next few days.

This added tension comes amidst massive protests in Hong Kong, where citizens has amassed in the thousands to fight for democracy. While Anonymous’s actions are pro-democracy, they may renew fears of cyberwar between the United States and China. This is the second video they’ve sent to News2share.com, following a video released nearly two weeks ago explaining their plan to wage cyber-war against ISIS.

News2share received this video as a contribution, and in no way should be construed as endorsing or affiliating with Anonymous. To view screenshots of the websites already affected by the attacks, please see below. Presumably, most attacked websites will be fixed as soon as possible, so the defaced appearance of the screenshots may no longer match the URLs attached to them:

For your convenience, please also see the transcript of the video as well:

Greetings world. We are Anonymous. It has come to our attention that recent tactics used against peaceful protestors here in the United States have found their way to Hong Kong. To the protestors in Hong Kong, we have heard your plea for help. Take heart and take to your streets. You are not alone in this fight. Anonymous members all over the world stand with you, and will help in your fight for democracy. To the Hong Kong police and any others that are called to the protests, we are watching you very closely and have already begun to wage war on you for your inhumane actions against your own citizens. If you continue to abuse, harass or harm protestors, we will continue to deface and take every web-based asset of your government off line. That Is not a threat. It is a promise. Attacking protestors will result in releasing personal information of all of your government officials. We will seize all your databases and e-mail pools and dump them on the Internet. This is your first and only warning. The time has come for Democracy for the citizens of Hong Kong. The line has been drawn in the sand. The police are to protect, not trample on, the freedoms and democracy of their citizens. Until justice prevails hack and protest will replace it. The cause of security and democracy will be grounds for the assault on your virtual infrastructure. Take this opportunity to stand down while we give it to you, or it will get a lot worse. Operation Hong Kong engaged. We Are Anonymous. We Are Legion. We do Not Forgive. We do Not Forget. Government of Hong Kong, expect us.

Video used on:

Harbour Times
Washington Post
RIA Novosti 
South China Morning Post
China Daily Asia
Coconuts Hong Kong
ETtoday
Apple Next Media
Want China Times