The Los Angeles Police Department is denying claims by online hacker group Anonymous that it had attacked and brought down the department's website. "Anonymous Operation USA | Target: DOWN | http://www.LAPDonline.org | #Anonymous #OpUSA #FTP #Revolution," the group tweeted.
But LAPD Sgt. Frank Preciado was quick to refute the group's claims. "No they didn't," he told the Los Angeles Times.
The US Federal Reserve has admitted that hackers were able to breach one of its websites on Sunday, almost certainly the source for 4,000 bank executive logins leaked by Anonymous on the same day.
Although the reported admission steered clear of The organisation said that no critical systems were affected by the attack which it said was caused by an unspecified software flaw.
Following attacks on U.S. government websites last weekend, Anonymous seems to have made a new "Operation Last Resort" .gov website strike Sunday night.
Anonymous appears to have published login and private information from over 4,000 American bank executive accounts in the name of its new Operation Last Resort campaign, demanding U.S. computer crime law reform.
Hackers have embedded a video statement on the homepage of a US government agency in response to the death of digital activist Aaron Swartz. Aaron Swartz who hanged himself in his Brooklyn apartment.
The statement – purportedly from hacktivist collective Anonymous – said Aaron Swartz had died because he “faced an impossible choice” and had been forced into “playing a game he could not win.”
Anonymous, a group of self-described Internet vigilante hackers took control of a government website on Saturday morning.
They left behind a manifesto demanding reform to the American justice system and threats to the free flow of information. They also protested the treatment of recently deceased founder of Reddit, Aaron Swartz who was accused by the government of hacking into an MIT computer.