Hackers crash sheriffs’ association website

The AntiSec movement has struck again. The organization of computer hackers known as Anonymous has already struck over 70 law enforcement-related websites, including the Arizona DPS, has attacked the website of the Missouri Sheriff’s Association.

According to the Columbia Daily Tribune: “The attack disabled the association’s website, and the hackers accessed and published the Social Security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, usernames and passwords of scores of law enforcement officers in the state.”

The group claimed the attack was in retaliation for the arrest of 14 people accused of participating in a web attack in December that strained server capacity for PayPal. The group demands prosecutors immediately drop all charges.

“To law enforcement: your bogus trumped-up charges against the Anonymous paypal LOIC attacks will not stick, nor will your intimidation tactics stop us from exposing your corruption. While many of the recent ‘Anonymous’ arrestees are completely innocent, there is no such thing as an innocent cop, and we will act accordingly,” the group’s website said

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