Anonymous Leaks Oakland Officials' Personal Data

Hackers angry over Occupy crackdown
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2012 1:00 PM CST

(Newser) – Hackers operating under the "Anonymous" banner have posted the home addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and even birthdays of several top Oakland officials online, in retaliation for what they see as brutality against Occupy protesters. The mayor, police chief, city council, and city administrator were among those targeted, KGO 7 reports. "We are shocked and disgusted by your behavior," the group wrote in a statement. "Before you commit atrocities against innocent people again, think twice. You should have expected us."

The group posted a link to a website containing the information, in a format that the Oakland Tribune thinks was designed to flaunt the fact that the data was gained through hacking. But one official notably escaped the group's ire; Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan's entry had only her public office phone number listed, alongside the message, "Thank you for your support and being a true leader in the community." (Read more Occupy Oakland stories.)

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