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Anonymous Leaks Personal Data of LAPD Brass

December 08, 2011  | 

A hacker group affiliated with Anonymous has claimed responsibility for posting the personal information of more than 40 members of the Los Angeles Police Department's command staff. A member of the group said in a chat with local radio station KPCC Wednesday evening it put the information up because of the LAPD's "violent oppression" in clearing the Occupy LA encampment. Police said Thursday the majority of the officers listed were not involved in the Occupy LA clearing operation and some were retired.

The hacker group @CabinCr3w sent out a Twitter message Dec. 5 that police said provided information on officers' backgrounds, home addresses, campaign contributions, property records, and in some cases, the names of family members, including children.

Police initially said the list included 25 members of the LAPD, but a review by KPCC showed that 44 officers had information posted on them that ranged from minimal information such as an email address or their rank, to more personal details including family members' names, a person's online resume, home values, and phone number.

Read more at: SCPR.org


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