#RayshardBrooks #BlackLivesMatter: Anonymous hacktivist group take the Atlanta Police Department website, atlantapd.org down to protest against the killing of Rayshard Brooks
We had reported how the Atlanta police department officials cowardly shot down an African-American, Rayshard Brooks in the back when he was trying to flee them. As the news of the shooting of Brooks spread across America, people united in protesting against the police brutality. The horrific killing of Rayshard Brook evoked protests from all over the world. It also meant a call to the hacking group Anonymous to do something about the Atlanta Police Department’s website. And that they did!
See the video of how Atlanta Police Department official fatally shot 27-year-old black Rayshard Brooks in the back here.
In protest against the cowardly killing of Rayshard Brooks, the Anonymous hacking group took the Atlanta Police Department website, atlantapd.org offline. The atlantapd.org was down for the past 1 hour after the Anonymous hacking group hacktivists conducted a prolonged DDoS attack against the website. If you visit the atlantapd.org website now you will be greeted with ‘www.atlantapd.org’s server IP address could not be found’ message.
The DDoS protest operation was conducted by local U.S. wing of Anonymous, Anonymous USA who announced the tango down message on their Twitter account, @AnonOpUSA
Site: https://t.co/mRtfwGbKTH | TANGO DOWN
WE ARE ANONYMOUS pic.twitter.com/XaRcbLNCtM
— Anonymous USA (@AnonOpUSA) June 14, 2020
Anonymous had also taken down the website of the Minneapolis Police Department and the Minneapolis City Council websites after the custodial killing of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin of Minneapolis PD. It had promised to do more after the DDoS attacks on Minneapolis PD. One day later, it hacked into the United Nations website and posted obituary to George Floyd on the website. It also leaked the Jeffery Epstein’s Little Black Book detailing the serial sex offenders links with high and mighty in American society.
Now with the cowardly killing of Rayshard Brooks, today Anonymous hacktivists DDoSed the Atlanta Police Department website and are warning about more such attacks to protest against the brutal and cowardly killing of Rayshard. We can expect more such DDoS attacks and data leaks from the Anonymous hacking group.