Friday, October 28, 2011

Anonymous DDOS Oakland police site after violence

Cyber activists associated with Anonymous have targeted the Oakland Police Department (OPD) and other law enforcement agencies that participated in a controversial crackdown against OccupyOakland protestors. A DDOS (distributed denial-of-service) attack against the department's is underway, and the website currently is unreachable.

AnonyOps tweet "I'm amazed and proud of #occupyOakland protesters who stood defiant, peaceful in the face of lethal force by Oakland PD."

Police fired a number of tear gas canisters, concussion grenades, rubber bullets and non-lethal rounds at demonstrators on Tuesday night, drawing widespread condemnation for the use of heavy-handed tactics against unarmed civilians.
The attack was first announced via Anonymous' AnonOps Twitter feed. "@Anon_Central: Admin/User/Password Dump of Problem Oakland authorities? F--- you! >> #Anonymous," read AnonOps' tweet.

Reports of police violence against Oakland protesters re-emerged Tuesday on the movement's Web site, The Web site published statements charging the U.S. police of numerous acts of brutality, during a recent raid designed to evict protesters from their encampment.

The most seriously injured victim was Scott Olsen, an Iraq War veteran, who suffered a fractured skull after being struck by a police projectile. His condition was upgraded to "fair" today, according to reports. According to the Pastebin document, Anonymous is offering a "no questions asked" $1,000 reward for information about the officer who threw the projectile at Olsen.

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