The hacktivist collective group Anonymous demands justice for George Floyd and threatens to ‘expose the many crimes’ of Minneapolis Police.
Anonymous demands justice for George Floyd and threatens to ‘expose the many crimes’ of Minneapolis Police. George Floyd was killed by a white police officer by kneeling on his neck for more than eight minutes.
We are interventionist.We are hacktivist.We are journalist. We are activist.We are justice.We are legion.Expect us.We are from the internet.We are #Anonymous.We are everywhere.#GeorgeFloydProtests pic.twitter.com/NU3FXG7SCp— Anonymous (@LatestAnonNews) May 31, 2020While widespread civil unrest escalated in the US and the protest against the brutality of the police is spreading in the principal cities, Anonymous released a video, threatening Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) that it will “expose your many crimes to the world.”
The video was shared on May 28 through a Facebook page affiliated with the group, the electronic voice accuses MPD of having “a horrific track record of violence and corruption,” claiming that the killing of George Floyd was “merely the tip of the iceberg.”
“Officers who kill people and commit other crimes need to be held accountable just like the rest of us. Otherwise, they will believe that they have a license to do whatever they want.” the Anonymous narrator says.
“People have had enough of this corruption and violence from an organization that promises to keep them safe. After the events of the past few years, many people are beginning to learn that you are not here to save us but rather you are here to oppress us and carry out the will of the criminal ruling class.”
“You are here to keep order for the people in control, not to provide safety for the people who are controlled. In fact, you are the very mechanism that elites use to continue their global system of oppression.”
“These officers must face criminal charges and officer Chauvin especially should face murder charges. Unfortunately, we do not trust your corrupt organization to carry out justice so will be exposing your many crimes to the world. We are legion. Expect us.”
“Sadly, in the vast majority of police killings, the only one left alive to tell the story is the officer who took the person’s life,” the Anonymous narrator continues. “This travesty has gone on for far too long… and now the people have had enough.”
The collective has launched its offensive against the authorities, the MPD’s website was taken offline late on Saturday, and today alleged members of the group (@PowerfulArmyGR, @namatikure) announced on Pastebin that the site was hacked and leaked the database of email and passwords.
“The Minneapolis official website was been hacked and database with emails and passwords leaked.” reads the post published on PasteBin.
The Minneapolis Police website was nuked pic.twitter.com/lVschGKGX2— ThugCrowd (@thugcrowd) May 31, 2020Anonymous has yet to claim responsibility for taking down the website.
In the last hours other operations have been attributed to Anonymous, including the hack of Chicago police radios,
Anonymous has come back after 3 years and so far they’ve done this:Taken down the Minneapolis police website.Hacked Chicago police radios and played the song ‘Fuck the police’ Lastly, they promise to expose Ferguson police department.#Anonymous pic.twitter.com/RcVnBVeti6— Anonymous (@Anonymous4usall) May 31, 2020The post Anonymous demands justice for George Floyd and threatens attacks appeared first on Security Affairs.