Minneapolis Police Department Hack Likely Fake, Says Researcher

Minneapolis Police Department Hack Likely Fake, Says Researcher

Posted June 1, 2020

Minneapolis Police Department Hack Likely Fake, Says Researcher

  • As protests continue to proliferate across the globe in the wake of George Floyd’s death, the Minnesota Police Department is making news for something else: A supposed hack, perpetrated at the hands of the Anonymous hacktivist group.
  • According to Troy Hunt at Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), the group of allegedly ill-gotten email addresses and passwords has been circulating in multiple forums, with most of them attributing the credential leak to Anonymous, which is a loose affiliation of individuals that carry out hacking to send political messages.

– Tara Seals | June 1, 2020