The Facebook page and Twitter account belonging to Indian Arm of hacker group Anonymous have been removed.
MediaNama (opens in new tab) reveals that apart from the Facebook page and the Twitter feed, a video posted by Anon India on YouTube has also been removed.
The message on YouTube states “This Video has been removed as a violation of YouTube’s policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content”.
It is unclear whether the Indian government was behind the take down. The group had first opened shop in India by hacking and defacing the National Informatics Centre website in protest of the government’s crackdown on a group of anti-corruption protesters led by Yoga guru Baba Ramdev.
The hacktivist group then attacked the Indian Army website, an action which was severely criticised by Indian supporters. The take down comes after the group decided to shut its India operations following pressure from Indian supporters.
The takedown is expected to trigger a fresh wave of attacks on the government’s websites but no word from Anonymous about the take down has come so far.
The Facebook page and Twitter account were set up to acquire Indian members for Anonymous.