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Group Breaches Law Enforcement Websites

DATA THEFT—U.S.

August 8, 2011

The Associated Press reports on the theft of data from approximately 70 law enforcement websites across the U.S. The hacker group Anonymous posted 10 gigabytes of compromised information pertaining to law enforcement investigations in retaliation for the arrests of its sympathizers in the U.S. and the UK, the report states. Stolen data includes tips about suspected crimes, gang member profiles, security training and credit card information. The group said it hopes to "disrupt and sabotage" law enforcement investigations. Authorities in the U.S., UK and the Netherlands arrested 21 individuals related to the group last month for reported data theft activity.  
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