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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