The “hacktivist” group Anonymous claims to have hacked the computer system for the Waller County Sheriff’s Department and obtained private employee information.
“Greetings world, we are Anonymous. We are preparing to release leaked files regarding Sandra Bland’s case,” said a voice on a YouTube video claimed to have been uploaded by Anonymous. “We will release the leak at 4 p.m. Eastern Time.”
Anonymous claims the Waller County Sheriff’s Department is involved in covering up the murder of Sandra Bland.
“Breaking News: Anonymous infiltrates Waller County Sheriff’s Department servers, leaks everything,” said @TheAnonMessage2 on Twitter.
The tweet included a link to a pastebin with a list of names, phone numbers, home addresses, and social media accounts. In the pastebin, Anonymous claims to have hacked the department’s servers.
People always make the best exploits. I’ve never found it hard to hack most people. If you listen to them, watch them, their vulnerabilities are like a neon sign screwed into their heads.Greetings Waller County Sheriff Department, Are you ready for August 8th? Do you think the city police are ready? Well we are ready. On July 10, 2015, unnecessary force of action was used against Sandra Bland when she was arrested over a minor traffic stop. Officer Encinia used excessive force causing injuries to Sandra which led to her death. We are distraught and angered by the careless response to our demands of arresting officer Brian Encinia and the pedaling of illegitimate and doctored evidence by the media.Our blood is boiling with rage and on August 8th we will be hitting your servers once more. We will also take our rage to the streets across the nation. We will be protesting at courthouses, parks, police stations, and even at officers homes. We will have our moment of rage for her. We have given you plenty of warning of what is to come.
Not a single sheriff officer in your department has attempted to cross the thin blue line and hold the murderer accountable for his actions. Therefore, in the eyes of FrightSec and in the eyes of Anonymous, you all are just as guilty as he is. As your punishment we are leaking your employee list little by little. The only way to stop this is by crossing the thin blue line and uphold the oath you swore. To protect and serve the citizens and arrest Officer Encinia.
August 8th will be a day to remember. That day the nation will rage. We are asking the people protesting in Waller County to consider and talk with your friends and families about protesting at the officers houses. Until the Police State of America realizes that the power belongs to the people and that their badge does not grant them extra right, they will continue to abuse their power. they will continue to murder our kids, murder our vets, murder the homeless, and continue the use of brutality. Protesting at their house will show them that you are serious and demand change.
Be the change you wish to see in the world. Link arms with groups like Anonymous, Cop Block, Cop Watch, Occupy, and Black Lives Matter and burn the oppressors down!This modern day genocide will soon be over America. We will soon no longer be like Iraq on the home-front. Until you stop using deadly force on unarmed citizens this movement will be here. We will be here. The Frightsec movement is here to stay. Waller County Sheriffs Department you should really keep a tighter security of your server data. To the police state of America, your police brutality will no longer go unnoticed. You are no longer exempt from the laws you swore to uphold. Do not expect us, for it is far too late.
However, Waller County’s Sheriff, R. Glenn Smith, told KPRC 2 as far as they’re aware, their computers have not been hacked.
Sheriff Smith said they do not have a computer database where personal information is stored.
Smith said the information Anonymous released is not correct and can be found easily on Google.
The sheriff’s department said they are monitoring the group and have notified their employees about the situation.