Christopher Dorner: Anonymous Targets LAPD For Cyberattack

The hacker group Anonymous claims to have taken down the LAPD's website, apparently in retaliation for its treatment of alleged cop killer Christopher Dorner and for its subsequent shootings of two innocents in the hunt for the former L.A. policeman.

The group has been particularly unhappy with the department's shootings early Thursday of two people in a truck somewhat like Dorner's (but which was a different make and color). A separate shooting involved Torrance police and another pickup. And now the group indicates ...

... that Dorner should reach out to the group so it can leak any documents that support his case:

The group claimed success in "Anonymous Operation USA," -- the takedown of the LAPD's website:

But when we checked minutes ago it was up.

LAPD Det. Gus Villanueva told the Weekly he wasn't aware of the site having been down today but says the volume of hits it has received because of the Dorner case has been unusually high and that the department has had to increase the site's bandwidth after it had issues a couple days ago.

Christopher Dorner: Anonymous Targets LAPD For Cyberattack
Anonymous

The website Breitbart, however, said earlier that "the LAPD's official website does appear to be down, most likely as a result of a Denial of Service attacks."

Here are some of the Anonymous tweets related to the Dorner case:

[@dennisjromero / djromero@laweekly.com / @LAWeeklyNews]


Sponsor Content

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >