Hackers have infiltrated the local government website of the city of Shaoxing, Zhejiang province (sx.gov.cn) and replaced four of the five pictures in the “featured images” slider with mooncakes that display unflattering messages against the Chinese government.
As first noticed by Yaxue Cao, here are screenshots of the website and the offending mooncakes, which read: “Bite to Death the CCP” (Communist Party of China), “Overthrow CCP,” “Bitterly Hate CCP,” and “Get Lost, CCP.”
As of this moment, the subversive mooncakes are still on the website’s frontpage. Let’s see how long it takes someone to notice.
Mid-Autumn Festival is Thursday, during which mooncakes are given as gifts and subsequently re-gifted, and re-gifted again, and again, until someone throws them away.