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Boston cops fight “hacktivists” – with sarcasm

by | 14th, February 2012

HACKER activist group Anonymous has made a habit of infiltrating or taking down websites of anyone who disagrees with its open-source, whistleblowing, digital piracy outlook. But the Boston Police Department, one of the latest targets of the vengeful ‘hacktivists’ decided to retaliate with sarcasm.

The Boston Police Department website, BPDNews.com, was down for a week after hackers replaced its home page with a video of the American rapper KRS-One’s song “Sound of Da Police”. The action, a message posted under the video informed, was part of #FuckFBIFriday, and it was carried out as “retaliation for the brutality against Occupy Boston”.

The Bostonian boys in blue responded, though not through legal action. Instead, they poked fun at the cyber warriors by creating a sarcastic video, featuring straight-faced interviews with cops who feign horror and disconcertion at the prospect of BPDNews.com vanishing.

In the two-minute video, police officers retell how they heard of the hack one says he was in Dunkin’ Donuts when

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