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The breach has disabled patrol vehicle laptops, forcing officers to write down details of calls they receive from dispatch
The hackers posted over 120K files from BART’s PD, including the names of child abuse victims, driver’s license numbers and mental health info
Dispatchers have resorted to using pen and paper, while officers must use encrypted radio while on patrol
The website directed visitors to a message that called on them to ask the mayor to restore it
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“Every police department needs to think about their threat model and that they will probably be a target at some point”
While the cameras have come to be seen as a police ally, the FBI warned in a document that they could actually hinder officers’ safety
Officials say the breach may have leaked the names and addresses of those who tested positive for the virus
Officers’ private information was published online despite attempts to hide their names with tape
The city had numerous problems, including losing its email system and 911 dispatchers not being able to enter calls into their computers
The hacker collective known as ‘Anonymous’ has claimed responsibility for an ongoing cyber attack on the city of Madison
Officers’ names, addresses and information on their children’s schools were posted online
With police videos increasingly becoming subject to public disclosure, Seattle police are anxious to develop a fast — and inexpensive — way to go through a growing mountain of material and redact sensitive images
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Several websites for the city of Oakland were knocked out in a likely cyberattack
Ground zero in the nation’s fight against cybercrime hides in plain sight, in a nondescript suburban office building with no government seals or signs
A hacktivist for more than a decade, Jeremy Hammond, 29, was arrested in 2012 after penetrating the U.S.-based security think tank Stratfor
Officer has also received death threats and the city is concerned for his safety and the safety of his family
Police and prosecutors have declined to name the officer, citing concerns that his life, and the lives of his relatives, could be endangered
The group, under the program they’ve coined “Operation Ferguson,” has warned of further consequences if police interfere with civilians protesting the shooting
The city of Albuquerque was still working Wednesday to recover from the “Anonymous” cyberattack launched over the weekend as part of a police protest
Protesters threw rocks at police and at least one officer was trapped in a police cruiser as protesters tried to break the windows. One officer was injured
The group urged the people of Albuquerque to “occupy” APD headquarters on Sunday and warned of a cyberattack on the department’s websites