Christopher Dorner: Anonymous Targets LAPD For Cyberattack
The hacker group Anonymous claims to have taken down the LAPD's website, apparently in retaliation for its treatment of alleged cop killer Christopher Dorner and for its subsequent shootings of two innocents in the hunt for the former L.A. policeman.
The group has been particularly unhappy with the department's shootings early Thursday of two people in a truck somewhat like Dorner's (but which was a different make and color). A separate shooting involved Torrance police and another pickup. And now the group indicates ...
... that Dorner should reach out to the group so it can leak any documents that support his case:
Dormer needs to be placed in custody without being killed. He also may have information he wants leaked; we will leak it if he desires.— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) February 8, 2013
The group claimed success in "Anonymous Operation USA," -- the takedown of the LAPD's website:
But when we checked minutes ago it was up.
LAPD Det. Gus Villanueva told the Weekly he wasn't aware of the site having been down today but says the volume of hits it has received because of the Dorner case has been unusually high and that the department has had to increase the site's bandwidth after it had issues a couple days ago.
The website Breitbart, however, said earlier that "the LAPD's official website does appear to be down, most likely as a result of a Denial of Service attacks."
Here are some of the Anonymous tweets related to the Dorner case:
"Be careful if you're in LA, especially if you're Asian, white, female, male, or drive a truck of any make & color." - @djpenguin3— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) February 10, 2013