HACKER GROUP Team Poison has lent some of its weight to the Occupy cause and in apparent support of protesters has released a list of rather easily hacked police web sites.
The web sites are a collection of city-backed pages, and while they are not specifically run by the police, the law enforcement agencies can use them. Either protesters or hacktivsts could use it to build up a list of targets. It could also remind the site administrators to fix their security.
"I do not like the Police. You beat on innocent and peaceful protestors for no reason other than that you want to protect your friends at the banks and yourselves to make money. It's all about money and the Police aiming to keep their job," writes @_f0rsaken, the Team Poison member that authored the Pastebin statement.
"Why did I decide on not releasing the databases? I want you to see for yourself how vulnerable these people really are and for you all to get an understanding on why I didn't release."
The release does include a list of web sites that are vulnerable to a Microsoft Access SQL injection, according to the statement.
"Below are official city websites that also the Police of that said area uses for their updates. Of course with all the money they make they couldn't spend a dime to invest into their security to make sure no breaches are bound to happen, they let petty vulnerabilities that still exist on their websites stay there with no fix," it explains.
"Use your tools, knowledge, whatever it may be. Do whatever it takes to get this message across 'Fuck The Police.' You got the resources, do what you need to do, pwn pwn pwn." µ
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