Anonymous Hacking Group Takes Down IACP Website


The hactivist collective Anonymous, which had a hand in starting the Occupy Wall Street protest, has hacked many police websites, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, which is holding its annual convention in Chicago, reports The IACP’s website was down on Saturday and Sunday but was back up as of Monday morning.

Anonymous said the hack was timed to the IACP meeting as part of a “Day of Action Against Police Brutality.” The group said it leaked more than 600 MB of private information, including internal documents, membership rosters, addresses, Social Security numbers, and other confidential data. Another document appears to be about 1,000 user names and passwords belonging to the Boston Patrolmans’ Association.

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