A HACKER has hacked into and leaked information from police websites, apparently in support of Wikileaks frontman Julian Assange.
The person responsible, who goes by the Twitter alias @0x00x00, claims not be a member of Anonymous.
The attack, say the accompanying notes, was an easy one, and the information, a mix of phone numbers, email, IP and web addresses, is offered to anyone that wants to use it.
"I am not a member of Anonymous," says a note on the Pastebin release. "Do whatever the fuck you want with this information i don't give a fuck ! This is nothing big not some l33t h4x shit ... but this tells how insecure the Web is".
Sections of Hertfordshire and Nottingham police forces' websites appear to have been affected and the former, at least, has taken part of its website offline.
"The Safer Neighbourhoods website is currently unavailable," says a note on the Herts police website.
In a statement provided to the BBC, it explained that the information was pulled from a database hosted externally. It said that the web pages were disabled as a precaution, and added that there is no suggestion that any personal data has been compromised. µ
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