Posted on 06-15-2020.
The hacktivist group Anonymous has claimed responsibility for taking down the Atlanta Police Department’s (PD) website, on June 14. The move came in response to the death of Rayshard Brooks, who was killed by the police on Friday, June 12. The shooting of Brooks happened after he had fallen asleep in his car in a restaurant’s drive-through blocking the lane and the restaurant’ employee called the police. When the police came and tried to arrest Brooks, the exchange between Brooks and a police officer escalated. Brooks was shot in an attempt to run away. The hacktivists announced their action in a tweet, specifically saying: https://twitter.com/YourAnonCentral/status/1272178797966618625
“Sadly, in the vast majority of police killings, the only one left alive to tell the story is the officer who took the person’s life, and thus the cycle is able to continue because none of these murderers ever face any justice for their actions,” it was said in the video.Just a few days after the threat, the website for the Minneapolis police department and the city’s official page suffered a cyberattack with subsequent service disruptions continuing through the night.
“Of the 689 unique email addresses, 654 of them are already in Have I Been Pwned. That's a hit rate of 95% which is massively higher than any all-new legitimate breach. If you have a browse through the HIBP Twitter account, you'll see the percentage of previously breached accounts next to each tweet and it's typically in the 60% to 80% range for services based in the US,” the analysis showed.Hunt concluded urging others not to spread disinformation and pointing out that the alleged Minneapolis Police Department “breach” was fake. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and join our Telegram channel to know what’s up with crypto and why it’s important.