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Occupy Wall Street: Anonymous Hack Police, Leak Passwords, Personal Data

by David Badash on October 21, 2011

in Actions,News,Politics

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Anonymous, the Internet “hactivist” group, today, apparently in support of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement, hacked into several different police databases and leaked sensitive personal data, among them passwords, names, addresses, phone numbers and social security numbers from the Boston Police Patrolmens’ Association (BPPA) and Birmingham, Alabama Police Department, according to several reports. Additionally, Anonymous claims to have hacked the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and offers the above image as proof.

WATCH: Occupy Wall Street? Anonymous Threatens To “Erase” Wall Street

A whois search of the domain shown in the image verifies it is registered to International Assocation of Chiefs of Police.

Dan Kaplan at SC Magazine, a magazine for IT security professionals reported today that “the stolen data” was leaked “as part of the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality.”

After a brief respite from exposing the personal information of its targets, the Anonymous hacking collective on Friday posted documents that appear to contain the personal information of police officers in Massachusetts and Alabama.

Calls placed to both the Birmingham Police Department and BPPA were not immediately returned.

Today’s commemoration included ground protests, as well, highlighted by a demonstration in Harlem against the New York City police’s stop-and-frisk practices. The protest received support from the Occupy Wall Street movement. Thirty-two people were arrested, according to reports.

The leaked data was spread online through several Twitter accounts.

In related news, a group reportedly affiliated with Anonymous issued a statement yesterday claiming it had leaked personal details of Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit in retaliation for the arrest of Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York.

And The New York Observer today writes, “Andrew Auernheimer ( a.k.a. “Weev“), one of the most martyred heroes of the hacker community, showed up at Occupy Wall Street earlier this week.”

“This is even better than Alec Baldwin and Kanye West combined!” – Everyone in Anonymous

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BobwaSEAWA October 21, 2011 at 8:37 pm

I don't agree with this kind of thing in anyway. I know the police are supposedly doing their job, but there are things that the police do that actually help people. And I know that many people who are arrested are being arrested for the "cause", and in some cases just because they want to act stupid and do something out of line. I know that the police in this country are not the most glowing example of integrity because of the things that were put into place during the Bush Disaster, but it's still wrong. We will NOT fix anything if we harm others of the 99%, it will only slow things down and give the 1% more ammo to spew out of their santorum hoses to try and stop any changes for the better for the benefit of the 99%.

Bill_Perdue October 22, 2011 at 5:18 am

Good job.

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