Anonymous, the group of cyber “hacktivists” who are known to wreak havoc on the Internets, continued their cyber onslaught on officials of the St. Louis and Ferguson police departments. The group hacked into city servers to retrieve personal information which they threatened to leak onto the Internet if the name of the officer who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Mike Brown was not released.
Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson had earlier refused to release the officer’s name citing death threats to the officer and his family.
Earlier today, a Twitter account associate with Anonymous posted a photo which purports to show the unnamed officer standing over the body of Brown. The photo shows a middle aged white officer standing over Brown’s body.
The caption reads: #MikeBrown lays dead on the ground as his killer stands over. #Ferguson”
The photo was reportedly taken by a resident of a nearby apartment complex.
Meanwhile, there was another police shooting near Ferguson, Mo., last night. A Florissant police officer reportedly shot and wounded a protester who pointed a gun at him Tuesday night.
Riot police fired tear gas and wooden pellets to disperse the crowds near W. Florissant and Chambers streets. In response to that shooting, Anonymous released the names of all Florissant PD police officers in a data dump on the pastebin.com website.
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