4. The Foreign Ministry
Some of the more explosive revelations from the WikiLeaks State Department cable dump were the descriptions of foreign leaders by U.S. diplomats. Embassy staff called British Prime Minister Gordon Brown volatile and unpredictable, mocked Russian President Dmitry Medvedev as playing "Robin to Putin's Batman," described Afghan President Hamid Karzai as "driven by paranoia," and ripped German Chancellor Angela Merkel as "not very creative."
A breach in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' servers would likely reveal Chinese diplomats as equally petty and human in their descriptions of their counterparts, and one could only hope that interactions with quasi-allies like North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir would inspire them to new heights of literary creativity. To get the goods, Anonymous could target Chinese embassy and consulate employees for spear phishing. As a series of hacks of Indian embassies and government agencies showed, diplomats are just as likely to click on the link of the funny cat playing the piano as the rest of us.
5. Recovering China's Stolen Secrets
At the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Ark of the Last Covenant, which Indiana Jones has been desperately fighting to find and keep from the Nazis, is crated up, stamped "top secret" and stored deep in a government warehouse. Somewhere in China probably exists the data center equivalent, and on its servers could be sitting the booty of China's alleged hacking of the rest of the world: the secrets of the F-35 fighter, Google's source code, reports on top athletes from the World Anti Doping Agency, and the personal emails and musings of the Dalai Lama. By hacking those servers, Anonymous China could give a sense of the scope and scale of what many have called "the greatest transfer of wealth in history."
The Chinese Communist Party insists that it is the only force that can guide China to economic and national strength and preserve stability. Its legitimacy is tied up in an image of efficacy and efficiency, of existing above political scrutiny. Praising China's leaders as pragmatic realists that they can do business with, many in the West have bought into this image. The brand has been badly damaged recently with the removal of Bo Xilai, the exposure of his wife Gu Kailai's corruption, and the reported murder of British businessman Neil Heywood. So far, Anonymous website defacements have been weapons of mass distraction -- annoyances, but no real threat. If Anonymous really wants to further taint the regime's reputation, it needs to go after the secrets.