'Anonymous' Hacks Into L.A. County Police and Sheriff Databases; Posts Contact Info, Nude Pics
Anonymous offshoot CabinCr3w has set its sights back on L.A. law enforcement.
lapdk9.com What did the K9s do to deserve this security breach?
The hackers first targeted the LAPD in the angry aftermath of the massive, allegedly violent raid of the Occupy L.A. encampment downtown.
And they're back for more Internet payback this week, getting revenge on the cops for "injustices they have allowed through ignorance or naivety" and/or "[failing] to protect the safety of those they took an oath to serve."
Not sure how the Los Angeles County Police Canine Association fits into all that -- except that the union-of-sorts hosts a wealth of information on all types of officers, all over L.A. County -- but yeah, the association is the unfortunate target of a massive new leak.
The hackers write in their opening statement that of all their recent police hacks, this was the most "disturbing":
"In this venture we have obtained the names and addresses of over 1000 officers, over fifteen thousand police warrants, hundreds of thousands of court summons, over forty thousand social security numbers of citizens proving the police lack of care for the security of the citizens, anonymous tips of criminal informants pertaining to narcotics, criminal informant information and thousands of online police reports. In all of this information, the large amount we have seen none of it has been as disturbing as what we found in this most recent target."
Dozens of cops, at departments ranging from the LAPD to the LAX police to the LAUSD police, are listed next to their cellphone numbers and addresses on Pastebin.com.
But Mechelle Thompson, an alleged airport cop at LAX (her name does appear in this newsletter) , gets the worst of it. Anonymous has posted a series of nude photos, available for download, that they allegedly found in her inbox.
(At the LAPD's own canine unit, the officer at the front desk says of the hack: "I have no idea what you're talking about." We've emailed members of the Los Angeles County Police Canine Association for comment.)
UP NEXT: Anonymous claims to have found child porn in the inbox of South Gate cop Jesse Flores, and goes after the L.A. Sheriff's Department.