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Authorities Investigating Possible Hacks of Police Radio, Websites During Protests


National Review

Authorities Investigating Possible Hacks of Police Radio, Websites During Protests

By Mairead McArdle

Authorities are reportedly investigating hacking efforts that disrupted police radio communications as well as law enforcement networks and websites in several cities during the recent protests against the death of George Floyd.

Hackers interfered with police radios and attempted to take down websites used by law enforcement in Minnesota, Illinois, and Texas, the Associated Press reported.

Authorities have not released details about how the interference was conducted or who might be responsible for the hacking efforts, but federal intelligence officials warned that such threats may continue during the protests.

“Short-term disruptive cyber activities related to protests probably will continue — various actors could be carrying out these operations — with the potential to use more impactful capabilities, like ransomware, or target higher profile networks,” read a Department of Homeland Security intelligence assessment last week that was obtained by the Associated Press.

Read more: https://www.nationalreview.com/news/authorities-investigating-possible-hacks-of-police-radio-websites-during-protests/