Anonymous: Over the weekend members of the hacktivist collective Anonymous claimed responsibility for an attack against the website of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD). The site went down on Saturday and continued to experience issues on Sunday. In order to mitigate the attack, users of the website had to complete a captcha to access the site. According to a video posted by members of Anonymous the group intends to “expose the many crimes” of the MPD. Minnesota state government computers came under attack over the weekend as well but according to a statement from state officials, the attacks were stopped before any damage could be done. There are some claims circulating that the MPD website attack successfully stole hundreds of usernames and passwords to police user accounts, but the list of “leaked” usernames and passwords contains almost entirely accounts that were included in several other prior publicly-exposed data breaches.
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