Hackers hit Los Angeles police canine group
A group of hacktivists has leaked the names, addresses, phone numbers and email passwords of more than 100 police officers stolen from the database of the Los Angeles County Police Canine Association (LACPCA) website.
Calling itself "CabinCr3w," the hackers posted a list of 127 LACPCA members, representing, among others, the Whittier, Los Angeles, South Gate, Palos Verdes and El Monte police departments, as well as police departments in New Mexico and Washington state.
The LACPCA, an organization that promotes the welfare and safety of canine law enforcement teams, did not respond to a request for comment, but confirmed to Cnet that the site was hacked and the FBI was involved.
The LACPCA is not affiliated with the Los Angeles Police Department.
Like the Anonymous hackers it affiliates itself with, CabinCr3w gave a name to its leak, in this case "OpPiggyBank," and prefaced the leak with a mission statement denouncing the poor security practices and unnamed "injustices" of law enforcement and government websites.
"Over the past three weeks, we in the cabin have been targeting law enforcement site across the United States, be it for injustices they have allowed through ignorance or naivety, or to point out the fact that their insecurity failed to protect the safety of those they took an oath to serve," the group wrote.