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Online political hacker group hits Boston police websites

A politically motivated computer hacker group attacked and brought down dozens of police websites around the country and said it posted e-mail information about nearly 1,000 Boston police officers Friday, claiming it was working in support of the Occupy protest movement.

Anonymous, the group taking credit for the computer intrusions, said in a statement, “In solidarity with the Occupation Movement and the International Day of Action Against Police Brutality, [we] aim at the corrupt bootboys of the 1 percent: the police.”

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