Anonymous takes down Chicago police websites — Internet
A group associated with the hacker community Anonymous claims to have taken down Chicago’s police department website, and authorities are investigating whether the city of Chicago website was hit as well.
As of about 11:10 a.m., the Chicago Police Department website, cityofchicago.org/police, was down along with Chicago’s city website, cityofcity.org. The sites were back up just before 1 p.m.
Chicago Police News Affairs said they weren’t aware the sites weren’t working as usual, but Supt. Garry McCarthy confirmed to reporters at noon the sites were indeed down.
Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management site, hosted on the city of Chicago site, also would not load and shortly after also went down.
In the video statement posted online, the group AntiS3curityOPS claimed they are “actively engaged in actions against the Chicago Police Department.”
Officials say they continue to investigate.