Anonymous targets law enforcement in latest data leak
After a brief respite from exposing the personal information of its targets, the Anonymous hacking collective on Friday posted documents that appear to contain the personal information of police officers in Massachusetts and Alabama.
The group said it leaked the stolen data, which included the names, addresses, ranks, phone numbers and Social Security numbers for 1,000 officers in Birmingham, Ala., as part of the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality.
The Twitter account "@anon260" was issuing the tweets containing links to Pastebin documents.
The other publicly posted document contained the names, usernames and passwords of more than 1,000 members of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association (BPPA).
Calls placed to both the Birmingham Police Department and BPPA were not immediately returned.
Today's commemoration included ground protests, as well, highlighted by a demonstration in Harlem against the New York City police's stop-and-frisk practices. The protest received support from the Occupy Wall Street movement. Thirty-two people were arrested, according to reports.