Sunday, October 27, 2013
#Anonymous hacks systems of Spain’s Catalan Police
Anonymous hackers claim to have breached the systems of Mossos d'Esquadra, the police force of Spanish community of Catalonia. The targeted website is the one of the Catalan police union (spc-me.cat), from which they’ve leaked the details of several individuals.
The hackers claim to have gained access to a massive database. However, they’ve only leaked the phone numbers, emails, tax identification numbers (NIF) and ID numbers of 421 agents.
The attack targeted at the website is a form of protest against police violence. The hacktivists accuse Catalan law enforcement of killing an innocent individual.
The information published by the hackers on Pastebin has been removed. In the meantime, the website of the Catalan police union has been taken offline.
An investigation has been launched by the police’s computer crimes division, the organization’s representatives stated. Impacted individuals are being contacted.