"Hacktivist" Group Releases Personal Data of Cincinnati Police Officers and Their Family

Photo: Cincinnati Police Dept./www.government-fleet.com

Photo: Cincinnati Police Dept./www.government-fleet.com

Over 50 Cincinnati police officers found their personal information, including their names, ages, and home addresses, publicly released onto the internet by an online "hactivist" group calling itself Anonymous Anon Verdict.

Some of the information that was publicly released on Sunday also included data related to the family members of the police officers.

The "hactivist" group that released the information claimed that it did so in response to the controversy over Wednesday's fatal shooting of Paul Gaston, who pulled what was later determined to be an airsoft gun on Cincinnati police.

Gaston's airsoft pistol did not have an orange marker tip of the sort usually found on replica guns.

Although a link to the officers' personal information had been taken down by Monday evening, many police officers were understandably concerned over the data breach.

"There are some people who are very anti-police, so that’s concerning," said Sergeant Dan Hills of the Cincinnati Police Department.


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