Hacker group declares cyber war on US police

2011-08-06 22:33

Las Vegas - A hacker group on Saturday claimed it has "defaced and destroyed" websites at scores of US police agencies in retaliation for the arrest of suspected peers accused of hacking into the CIA, British crime agency Soca, and Sony.

The group called AntiSec - in reference to "anti-security" - said in an online post that it is backing its claim by releasing information it looted during cyber attacks on more than 70 local police agencies.

"We are releasing a massive amount of confidential information that is sure to embarrass, discredit and incriminate police officers across the US," the group said in a message.

"We are doing this in solidarity with Topiary and the Anonymous PayPal LOIC defendants as well as all other political prisoners who are facing the gun of the crooked court system."

Early this week, 18-year-old British man Jack Davis, believed to be a hacker who went by the online name "Topiary", was granted bail in a London court.

Davis is suspected of being a spokesperson for hacking groups Lulz Security (LulzSec) and Anonymous.

He was charged with hacking into websites, including that of Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca), which was out of service for several hours on June 20 after apparently being targeted.

LulzSec has claimed responsibility for a 50-day rampage earlier this year against international businesses and government agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency and the US Senate, and electronics giant Sony.

Anonymous and LulzSec have denounced the arrests in the United States last month of 14 people suspected of taking part in an online attack on the PayPal website organised by Anonymous.

PayPal, Visa and MasterCard stopped accepting donations for WikiLeaks in December after the website began releasing thousands of sensitive state department cables.

  • Yaseen - 2011-08-06 23:56

    Aweh hond....!

  • Ian - 2011-08-07 04:38

    What is it with these hooligans? They are just the same type of people who 50 years ago would have gone round setting fire to things in the name of "protest". Lock 'em all up and take away their toys.

      OZNOB - 2011-08-07 18:15

      personally i would rather use him to stop others doing the same thing

      Edynot - 2011-08-08 12:05

      Are you a retard Ian? Im not pointing fingers or anything of the sort, I really am just asking out of concern that you might reproduce...

  • Brieuse - 2011-08-07 07:29

    It is unfortunate they direct their mischief towards the very people chosen to protect

      Badballie - 2011-08-08 10:56


      Edynot - 2011-08-08 12:06

      Badballie, do us all a favour and hit the "Caps Lock" key once again, just so we can all get rid of your "Voice" screaming in our minds everytime we read one of your ill conceived comments...

  • Smk - 2011-08-07 10:24

    You mean the very people chosen to lie cheat and steal from its people. Its called Goverment and they do this world wide. Wake up people rough times (As in rock bottom rough) are ahead and it is all going to be casue by our Goverments and the private bankers (Federal reseve, SARB, et al) and their insatiable greed for money and power. Wake up now cause its no good to wake up when your bed is on fire. These guys are using the skills they have to fight the same as we would fight a criminal with whatever skills we have when we are threatened.

      Ian - 2011-08-08 04:39

      Which planet are you from? These Governments are not imposed by anyone, they are elected by the people. They can be changed at the next election. It's called democracy. Ever heard of it?

  • Anonymous Rogue - 2011-08-07 13:09

    Anonymous never was and never will be a hacking group. People who choose to affiliate themselves with Anonymous may use their abilities wrongfully, but they are not an indicator of all of Anonymous. Anonymous is an idea, not a group, and most definitely not the internet terrorists that the media would have you believe. If you would like to look at how Anonymous operates, even if you do not share our ideals: www.whatis-theplan(dot)org/ We are legion Expect us

  • fanta.panda - 2011-08-07 16:53

    Lock up as many individuals as you want. Take away their toys and machines. Strike fear into those who dare to question the status quo. But just remember, at the end of the day, you can't stop an idea. They are intangible and devoid of any identity. Watch what happens when you try to lock up an idea. United as one; divided by zero ...

      Ian - 2011-08-08 04:42

      Ideas are fine. It is the execution which is the problem. If hacking is deemed to be OK, then so is someone breaking into my house and vandalising my property. It's the same.

      Daniel - 2011-08-08 08:08

      @Ian - That analogy isn’t really appropriate, unless of course breaking into your house would achieve some sort of social or political objective.

      Ian - 2011-08-08 08:54

      So, committing a crime in the name of social or political objectives makes it fine? Tell that to the Police in London.

      Taurusaurus - 2011-08-08 09:08

      Hacking is the acquisition of leveraging against abuse of power. Hacking is the prevention of continuation of corruption. Hacking is the freedom to preserve justice when there is no other means of combating injustice. Hacking is progress(ive).

      Daniel - 2011-08-08 09:18

      I think it’s important to think of law as something which is actively created by a specific political order, rather than something that is immutable and axiomatic. When you are trying to achieve a certain political objective, you may be forced to '"commit a crime", especially if the regime that you are acting against is also responsible for defining the law. Revolutionaries are labelled criminals until the revolution takes place. Thereafter, they are labelled heroes (e.g. Mandela).

  • Roan - 2011-08-08 11:18

    EXPOSE the people in power that do wrong!!! HACK THE PLANET!!

      Joy Thorpe - 2011-08-08 13:56

      HACK THE PLANET ! was a good movie ...

  • Buic Unix - 2011-08-26 11:56

    Sounds like my cup of tea

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