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    Hackers post cops’ personal data to avenge Occupy movement

    Hopefully they catch these hacker scumbags and toss them in prison.


    Hackers post cops' personal data to avenge Occupy movement - Washington Times
    Computer hackers are avenging the Occupy movement by exposing the personal information of police officers who evicted protesters and threatening family-values advocates who led a boycott of an American Muslim television show.
    In three Internet postings last week, hackers from the loose online coalition called Anonymous published the email and physical addresses, phone numbers and, in some cases, salary details of thousands of law enforcement officers all over the country.
    The hackers said they were retaliating for police violence during evictions of Occupy protest camps in cities around the country, but law enforcement advocates slammed the disclosures as dangerous.
    “I hope the individuals behind these cyberattacks understand the consequences of what they are doing,” said John Adler, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association. “There are very dangerous criminals out there who might seek retribution” against any of these police officers.
    Another hacker calling himself ihazcAnNONz struck the website of the Florida Family Association. The group opposes gay marriage and has promoted a successful but highly controversial boycott of advertisers on the reality TV show “All-American Muslim.”
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    Re: Hackers post cops’ personal data to avenge Occupy movement

    I take issue with them posting the home addresses of police officers. It only takes one crazy asswipe to get one of those addresses and make a stupid decision and all of a sudden we have capital murder charges...or a dead asswipe. It puts the officer, their families, and the idiots at risk...all for what? A "aha, gotcha" moment? To "stick it to the man"?

    I don't condone every action the police take, whether it's related to OWS or day-to-day duties. Hell, I cannot stand most of the Arlington cops I've had the displeasure of interacting with while I lived there. But I take issue with people who (largely) work to do good in a high risk situation being even more unsafe because some arrogant, pussified assholes decided to post their private home addresses on the internet. In the process of "punishing the bad cops" involved in OWS, these Anonymous idiots are also risking the lives of cops who might not have had anything to do with the "horrific police action" they're trying to retaliate against.

    And let's not forget that old addage: Two wrongs do not make a right.

    There are means of handling an issue in which the behavior of a police officer is untoward. This is not an appropriate or responsible means of handling said behavior.
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    Re: Hackers post cops’ personal data to avenge Occupy movement

    Ugh. Just because you may disagree with how the police handled the OWS movement doesn't give you the right to post their information like this. Chances are these cops dealt with some dangerous people and now their families could be put at risk.
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    Re: Hackers post cops’ personal data to avenge Occupy movement

    The OWS evictions are not the only things these officers have done. This puts them and their families in uneccessary danger.

    If caught, these people should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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    Re: Hackers post cops’ personal data to avenge Occupy movement

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Hopefully they catch these hacker scumbags and toss them in prison.
    For posting addresses? Is that even illegal? Government does well more than that to us for their own agencies. Think of the time and effort put forth for data mining and databasing our information. If anything, they should have included personal addresses to all politicians as well. They're well more at fault than the police.
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    Re: Hackers post cops’ personal data to avenge Occupy movement

    I don't think we should measure this action on the danger level the release of the information causes. That brings about the idea that information that is not dangerous to release is fine to share and in the process ignores the issue about keeping private information private.

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    Re: Hackers post cops’ personal data to avenge Occupy movement

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I don't think we should measure this action on the danger level the release of the information causes. That brings about the idea that information that is not dangerous to release is fine to share and in the process ignores the issue about keeping private information private.
    We don't keep private information private. The government can get any of it. They can take phone records without warrant, they can watch us to their leisure, they apparently no longer need warrants for phone taps and such, no warrants for putting GPS on your car because it was outside. I would agree IF the government didn't take so much time and effort to collect all of OUR data. It's only fair that we have all of THEIR data in return.
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    Re: Hackers post cops’ personal data to avenge Occupy movement

    This is why the anonymity of speech should also be protected.
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    Re: Hackers post cops’ personal data to avenge Occupy movement

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    We don't keep private information private. The government can get any of it. They can take phone records without warrant, they can watch us to their leisure, they apparently no longer need warrants for phone taps and such, no warrants for putting GPS on your car because it was outside. I would agree IF the government didn't take so much time and effort to collect all of OUR data. It's only fair that we have all of THEIR data in return.
    I agree that now that they violated the principle its only fair we get to return the favor. The government bitching about it is hypocrisy at its finest.
    Last edited by Henrin; 12-21-11 at 11:49 AM.

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    Re: Hackers post cops’ personal data to avenge Occupy movement

    Isn't their info a matter of public record anyway? Why should hackers have to crack a database to find out the names of public servants, and their badge numbers?

    I don't think they did anything wrong.

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