On Friday, February 3, 2012, several police departments in the United States including New York, Salt Lake City, Boston, and Syracuse along with Greece’s law enforcement websites were hacked by a protest group named Anonymous. Police department websites in the Chicagoland area were not affected by this hacking. However, this same protest group is calling for protesters to come to Chicago for the entire month of May.
Due to the secrecy of who is behind the Anonymous protest group, police are having difficulty tracking who is behind the cyber attacks and protest organization. Police do know that the individuals in charge of Anonymous have extensive experience with large protest demonstrations, such as anti-war demonstration in Chicago on Lake Shore Drive, and have not been peaceful at previous summits.
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