Hackers have compromised the website of the Bilderberg group and defaced its homepage.
Bilderbergmeetings.org, the official website of the secretive forum, which hosts annual closed-door discussions between leading figures in politics, finance and academia, remained altered Friday with the hackers’ manifesto.
The hackers, who identified as members of Anonymous, relayed messages both to the public as well as the wealthy “1%.”
“Dear Bilderberg members, from now on, each one of you have 1 year (365 days) to truly work in favor of humans and not your private interests,” the hackers wrote. “Each topic you discuss or work you achieve through your uber private meetings should from now benefit world population and not X or Y group of people.”
“Otherwise, we will find you and we will hack you.”
The message ended with praise for Phineas Fisher, a renowned hacker who, among other things, completely compromised the notorious Italian security firm “Hacking Team” last year.
Earlier this year Fisher hacked the Catalan police Mossos D’Esquadra and released a 39-minute video revealing how it was done in an attempt to spark a “Hack Back” political movement.
It currently remains unclear how long the Bilderberg website has been under the control of the hackers. A tweet from Guardian journalist Charlie Skelton reveals the manifesto was present on December 22. A snapshot of the site hosted on archive.org displays an unaltered homepage on December 19.
The Bilderberg website’s press contact did not reply when requested for comment.