Hackers from ‘Anonymous’ have accessed the email accounts of more than 24 law enforcement agencies in Texas and posted emails of officers, including department chiefs, online.
The emails include classified police documents as well as sexist and racist jokes. In one email, a Texas police official wrote:
"That stupid b**** who started that stolen car chase at Yale and 610 got what she deserved (I'll bet she was fat and black too). Same with that pervert that got shot by the county. F*** that guy, see ya. That all sounds like good police work to me.”
Other emails contained offensive theories about Muslim inbreeding and the details of complaints of a police officer's affair with a married woman.
‘Anonymous’ appeared to take over the website of the Texas Police chiefs, replacing it with one that listed police departments and officials whose email accounts it claimed to have hacked. The site was eventually taken down by officals and replaced with a "maintenance notice."
On the web site, the hackers wrote, “Having a slow day behind the desk, filing papers, staring at your colleague's fine posterior? What have you been up to since our last visit? Don't answer that. We already know.”
'Anonymous' also stated, “While many of our comrades facing charges and in prison are innocent, there is no such thing as an innocent police officer, and we will continue to directly attack the prison industrial complex by leaking their private data, destroying their systems, and defacing their websites."
James McLaughlin, the executive director of the Texas Police Chiefs Association, said: “They apparently hacked into our website and replaced it with one of their own.”
McLaughlin said the FBI and Texas Attorney General had begun an investigation into the website hack and that they hoped to track down those responsible.
Anonymous said that most of the Texas law enforcement agencies it claimed to have hacked into were police departments in small cities or school district police agencies.