Boston police use video to laugh in hacking group Anonymous' face

Boston Police: Oh, the horror of having our news site hacked!

The Boston Police Department, whose news site was hit recently by the Anonymous hacking group in retaliation for the police force's treatment of Occupy Boston protesters, has issued a video that essentially has the department laughing in the hackers' faces.

The hack, which involved replacing the news site with an Anonymous message and a KRS-One rap video about police brutality, took down the police site for a week. When the site returned, after police had temporarily directed would-be visitors to its Facebook page, Anonymous tweeted: "Boston police news site reclaimed from Anonymous hackers. . . . After how long? Nice work guise [sic.]’"

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The straightfaced police came back with something unexpected though: a video that talks of the struggle to understand the meaning of a world without BPDnews -- as well as questions about why anyone would want to "destroy a perfectly good KRS-One song?"

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