Anonymous Fires Back at Police Brutality

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The hacktivist group Anonymous, has hacked several police internal websites and has leaked user names and passwords. The group who is quietly behind the organization of Occupy Wall Street, shut down the International Association of Chiefs of Police website today. The groups timing couldn’t have come at a more crucial time for the IACP with their annual meeting happening this weekend in Chicago.

Police departments around the country felt the wrath of Anonymous today from Boston to Baldwin County, Alabama, but the biggest target for the group was the IACP.  A press release by Anonymous said that the hack was timed to the IACP meeting as part of a “Day of Action Against Police Brutality.”

In solidarity with the Occupation Movement and the International Day of Action Against Police Brutality, allied #anonymous and #antisec vessels took aim at the corrupt bootboys of the 1%: the police.” We hacked, defaced, and destroyed several law enforcement targets, leaking over 600MB of private information including internal documents, membership rosters, addresses, passwords, social security numbers, and other confidential data. According to the IACP’s development documents, their systems cost several hundred thousand dollars. We are pleased to destroy it all for free, leaking their private info and defacing their websites in one swift blow.”

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One Response to Anonymous Fires Back at Police Brutality

  1. Jackie October 22, 2011 at 9:11 am #

    If they would only admit they are one of us….ya know 1/2 of the one pecent aint bad, even maybe 3/4…hell I even admit people like Bill Gates deserves everything he has and probably more. Jobs was a great leader and inovator, now if a quarter of the people making multi millions (not the $400,000 that some of the 1% make) were half as good as Jobs and Gates there wouldn’t be a problem.
    I kind of feel bad for the police. They have to know what side of the tracks they live on. They must get frustrated. They just have to learn who would be more appropriate to take their frustrations out on. The hackers should shut down some banks. I can give them the address of my banks….;-P