RCMP web­site down; Anony­mous claims hack

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

Ot­tawa — The RCMP’s web­site was down Sun­day, but the cause is not clear. How­ever it comes a day af­ter the cy­ber group Anony­mous vowed to tar­get the force to raise aware­ness about an RCMP of­fi­cer in­volved in a shoot­ing in­ci­dent in B.C. Anony­mous has no iden­ti­fi­able lead­er­ship but online posters who say they’re mem­bers have claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity in the past for hack­ing in­ci­dents in­clud­ing the shut­down of the city of Cleve­land’s web­site last fall. Public Safety Min­is­ter Stephen Blaney’s of­fice and the Moun­ties did not im­me­di­ately re­spond to ques­tions about the RCMP web­site. The web­site of Canada’s spy agency, the Cana­dian Se­cu­rity In­tel­li­gence Ser­vice, was re­cently taken down by a cy­ber­at­tack. Po­lice in the north­ern B.C. com­mu­nity of Daw­son Creek shot and killed a man last Thurs­day who they say re­fused to com­ply with di­rec­tions. So­cial media posts claim the man was af­fil­i­ated with Anony­mous.

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