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Fighting hackers with hip-hop

WHEN THE cyberhackers of Anonymous set their wrath on Boston police in February, they managed to bring down the department’s main news and information website, bpdnews.com. They also brought out the muse in the Boston cops, who responded by poking fun at the attack.

Apparently because police had cleared out the Occupy Boston protests, members of Anonymous infiltrated and defaced the department’s main website, replacing the usual flow of public information with a video for “Sound of Da Police’’ by rapper KRS-One. Anonymous bragged that the site had fallen “to the swift merciless vengeance of the hive.’’ But if the cyberattack demoralized Boston officers, they certainly didn’t show it.

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