• Hacker's phone call to Boston Police saying he defaced their website because he was bored

    A number of websites associated with US police have been compromised by AntiSec hackers in apparent support of the "Occupy" demonstrations.

    One of the sites targeted was the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association (BPPA), which suffered a hack which resulted in the release of a thousand usernames and passwords. An obvious danger is that staff may be using the same username/password combinations on other sites - such as their email accounts or Facebook.In addition, the AntiSec movement claimed in an online press release to be publishing more than 600MB of data stolen from the International Association of Chief of Police (IACP) website, including names and addresses, passwords and internal documents.

    Names, addresses, phone numbers and social security numbers for police officers in Alabama have also been exposed, and a contact database associated with employees and clients of the internet company Matrix Group made public.

    What's perhaps most bizarre, however, is that a recording has come to light of a hacker phoning up the hacked Boston Police department.

    The caller speaks with a British accent and claims to be calling from England, via Skype (which explains the poor quality).

    After being batted around the police department's telephone system for a while, and listening to some funky muzak, he eventually ends up speaking to a public information officer.

    Here is a recording of part of the call:


    And here's a partial transcript:

    Caller: Your website has been defaced.

    Police official: Yes, we're in the process of uh.. investigating it, but apparently someone hacked into our website, but we've..

    Caller: Yeah that was me.

    Police official: .. shut the website down at this time.

    Caller: The person who did it was me.

    Police official: You hacked into the website?

    Caller: Yes sir.

    Police official: Would you like to tell me why you did it?

    Caller: AntiSec.

    Police official: Is there a particular reason that you did it? Are you trying to prove a point? Or are you just picking on for us any particular reason? What's the problem?

    Caller: Just got a bit bored, y'know.

    Police official: I can't hear you sir.

    Caller: I said, I said I got a bit bored.

    Police official: You got a bit bored?

    Caller: Yeah.

    Police official: That's fine. Alright, well.. perhaps I can break your boredom if we can trace you back and come and put you in jail, we'll get a warrant for you - how's that?

    Caller:Well, I'm not in America.

    Police official: That's okay. That's alright. It doesn't make any difference where you're at.

    Caller:So you're gonna [laughs] come and get me?

    Police official: I'm gonna get on a plane in the next few minutes and head that way, start looking for you somewhere.

    Caller:Bring it on.

    The Boston Police department has asked all personnel to reset their passwords, and says that it is launching a full investigation into the reported incidents.
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. duke0102's Avatar
      duke0102 -
      Can't believe he phoned them. Maybe bragging? Or just to kick the hornets nest?
    1. iLOVENZB's Avatar
      iLOVENZB -
      Because he was bored and his socialist mother is paying for his rent in the basement.
    1. IdolEyes787's Avatar
      IdolEyes787 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLOVENZB View Post
      Because he was bored and his socialist mother is paying for his rent in the basement.
      Maybe he was just fighting the injustice of the police and their Fascist attempts to help people.

      Btw so as far as I can see,he also wasted a phone call to state the obvious.
    1. iLOVENZB's Avatar
      iLOVENZB -
      Most coppers are just doing their job, it's the media that puts the spin on it, at least here it's the case.What annoys me is the likes of the social criminal such as Anonymous are looked in positive light compared to coppers who go against regular code. Maybe it's because I know a few coppers on a personal level and I know the shit they have to go through to uphold the law or maybe it's because I'm sick to death of these Ned Kelly cunts!

      People praised them for the Child Porn bust and then certain individuals pull this stunt

      No doubt you've all seen this:

      Anonymous/LulzSec are more or less terrorist of the 21st century If only the public actually knew where they originated from and the shit they posted.
    1. Funkin''s Avatar
      Funkin' -
      Quote Originally Posted by iLOVENZB View Post
      Most coppers are just doing their job
      I agree completely and have nothing but respect for cops. At least the clean ones. They have a dangerous job(for the most part) and are vastly under paid.
    1. Frankthetank1's Avatar
      Frankthetank1 -
      I live in Boston. OMG i feel so vulnerable. My pass isnt the same as my user name but its 12345.