Hackers connected with the group Anonymous have published details of police officers from the City of Baltimore Police Department. The hackers claim that these details are the email addresses and passwords for seven serving employees within the Baltimore Police Department and one city official.
The disclosure occurred after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody and is part of an online campaign that Anonymous has been running. It is not clear whether the leaked details are valid or not as they do not appear to work on the current Baltimore Police Department website. Whilst the individuals listed do appear to be serving members of the Police Department, it is relatively easy to source this information elsewhere online and the Police Department’s email address phraseology is also well known.
Two groups from Anonymous have claimed responsibility for the security breach but neither they nor the Baltimore Police Department have made any official comment about the disclosure.