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Ransomware: Digital Extortion

September 1, 2016

In just the first quarter of this year ransomware attacks extorted more than $200 million from victims, including individuals, businesses, hospitals, government offices, and law enforcement.

Anonymous Hacker Group Threatens “Day of Solidarity” with Black Lives Matter

July 11, 2016
The activist computer hacker group Anonymous is calling for protests and cyber attacks during a "day of solidarity" with the Black Lives Matter movement around the country this week.

Video: ISIS Publishes 39-page List of Targets, Including NJ Transit Officers

March 29, 2016
The Islamic State released a list online that ncludes full names and details of police officers from all over New Jersey.

ISIS Publishes 39-page List of Targets, Including NJ Transit Officers

March 29, 2016
The Islamic State released a list online that included the names and personal information of its targets, and among them are New Jersey law enforcement. More Here.

Miami-Dade Officers Have Private Info Hacked, Released on Website

March 7, 2016
Miami-Dade County is investigating a breach of privacy that has affected more than 1,000 police officers and other county employees.

FLEOA Issues Statement on Latest Federal Security Hack

February 9, 2016
The government's leisurely reaction to these cyber incidents continues to put the personal information of federal employees in jeopardy, particularly those with high-level security access.

Hacker Posts FBI, DHS Employee Data

February 9, 2016
A hacker on Monday published information that exposes the names, titles, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for thousands of FBI employees, after leaking similar data about 9,000 Department of Homeland Security employees Sunday.

Experts Say Police Agencies Are Prime Targets for Ransomware Attacks

December 29, 2015
IT teams at law enforcement agencies across the United States have been dealing with an unusual challenge. White collar criminals, mostly based in foreign countries, have begun targeting police departments with “ransomware”—software that infects a computer and overwrites data, making a system inaccessible unless the user pays a ransom via Bitcoin.

'Hacktivists' Outside U.S. Stir Baltimore Unrest via Social Media

May 4, 2015
Bad actors and so-called "hacktivists" descended on Baltimore — electronically, at least — last week, flooding social media with automated accounts and inauthentic images in an effort to spur violence.

Hackers Launch Attack on Madison Government Sites After Controversial OIS

March 12, 2015
Cyber attackers are targeting city and county computer systems in Madison, Wisconsin, following last Friday's shooting of a 19-year-old black man by police, city officials say.

Oakland Police Websites Hacked Over Protest Response

December 11, 2014
The Oakland police department and city websites were offline on Wednesday and activist hackers from the Anonymous collective who threatened to take action against law enforcement over the Bay Area demonstrations claimed responsibility for the outage.

Anonymous Shuts Down Cleveland City Website Over Boy's Shooting by Police

November 24, 2014
International vigilante hacker organization Anonymous has claimed responsibility for taking down the City of Cleveland's website.

Hackers Bring Down Phoenix PD Internet Access Temporarily

October 28, 2014
Hackers have attacked the City of Phoenix internet system and over the weekend caused a disruption to the police department's computers, preventing officers from checking databases in their cars. More Here.

Video: Hackers Bring Down Phoenix PD Internet Access Temporarily

October 28, 2014
Hackers have attacked the City of Phoenix internet system and over the weekend caused a disruption to the police department's computers. Officers couldn't access data via computers in their cars for 45 minutes.

Cyber Terrorism: Preventing Online Assault

September 19, 2014

Hackers constantly target law enforcement. Whatever the intent, with our dependence on technology it's more important than ever that police agencies protect themselves against cyber terrorist attacks.

Hackers Attack Police and Government Sites Over Mike Brown Shooting

August 14, 2014
Ferguson's city website went dark Tuesday morning and the phones died. Anonymous also started releasing information about police officers.

Hackers Attack Police and Government Sites Over Mike Brown Shooting

August 14, 2014
Twitter suspended an account associated with the hacker group Anonymous today after the account published the name of the person it said was the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. More Here.

Video: Hacker Group Anonymous Threatens Ferguson Police

August 12, 2014
Anonymous has threatened to hack the Ferguson (Mo.) Police Department if any protesters are harmed. The group also says it will release personal information from members of the police department and dump it on the internet.

Hacker Group Anonymous Threatens Ferguson Police

August 12, 2014
The hacker group Anonymous has posted a video showing their support for the demonstrators protesting the shooting of a reportedly unarmed 18-year-old man by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer Saturday afternoon. Read Full Story Here.

"Anonymous" Hackers Threaten Albuquerque Police

March 27, 2014
The loosely organized group known as Anonymous released a cryptic video Wednesday strongly denouncing the March 16 police shooting of a homeless man in the Sandia foothills. The group urged the people of Albuquerque to “occupy” Albuquerque Police headquarters on Sunday.
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