Criminal Justice

Cyberattack Targets Law Enforcement Officers, Anonymous Tipsters


Among the targets of a widespread cyberattack are about 75 law enforcement groups.

The hacker groups Anonymous and LulzSec are collaborating on the AntiSec project, which is targeting large government agencies throughout the world. The hackers claim to have accessed Social Security numbers, addresses, passwords and other personal data from law enforcement officers across the country, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

In addition, the hackers maintain they have data identifying names of “snitches” who provided anonymous tips to police. CRN reports that the AntiSec project has targeted ManTech International, an FBI cybersecurity contractor.

Someone claiming to be affiliated with the hackers, who have posted some data to the Web and are threatening to post more, maintains the attacks are retaliation after recent FBI arrests of members of Anonymous.

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