(KCPW News) The website of the Salt Lake City Police Department was taken down Tuesday after getting hacked.
A news release says odd postings began appearing on the site at 2:30 p.m., with the hacker group Anonymous taking credit. It says the hackers obtained email addresses of registered users of the site, but the department doesn’t believe personal information was compromised. The department adds the website was designed to facilitate communication with the public, and isn’t connected to police or city databases.
The attack supposedly was motivated by Senate Bill 107, legislation Utah lawmakers are considering that would make it a misdemeanor to possess a tool that is commonly used for graffiti, with the intent of defacing someone else’s property.
The sponsor of that legislation, Democratic Senator Karen Mayne of West Valley City, issued a brief statement saying it is up to the Legislature to determine the fate of the bill.
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