Albuquerque Police Website HACKED by ANONYMOUS seems to come
as "revenge" to a recent Albuquerque Police Shooting
that left a homeless man dead

The Albuquerque police website is back online after authorities say a cyberattack took it down for hours.

APD Website:

The department has not been reached for comment on Sunday evening, but announced earlier in the day that the site was breached. It was visible late Sunday afternoon after going down in the early afternoon. Police spokesman Simon Drobik said that the Server downtime was due to a cyberattac.

The attack comes days after a YouTube video emerged threatening retaliation for a recent police shooting that left a homeless man dead. The video that bore the logo of the computer hacking collective Anonymous warned of a cyberattack on city websites and called for a protest march.

Hundreds of protesters were marching Sunday to protest recent police shootings.


A department spokesperson said the attack happened around 11 oclock Sunday morning. As part of the attack, the personal information of high-ranking police officials was released.

On Twitter, a group called "Anonymous" took credit for crashing the site. The group released a video last week that said APD murdered James Boyd in cold blood.

The group tweeted the home addresses of several police officials.

APD said Sunday's cyber threat has not affected public safety communications, so response services are OK. The police department's Facebook and Twitter accounts are also down. APD disabled them in anticipation of a cyber-attack.

Anonymous is also taking credit for crashing the city of Albuquerque's website. A city spokesperson said the website was down for about five minutes.

Source: AP

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