Anonymous Hacks Montreal Police Union, Transportation Systems Websites

The online hacktivist Anonymous hacked and defaced the the official website of Montreal Police Union (Fraternité des policiers et policières de Montréal) website against the approval of anti-terror law C-51 that weakens Internet privacy.

Anonymous also breached into the official website of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Canada and leaked personal information of government officials. 

Anonymous left a deface page along with a video message on the hacked Montreal Police Union website, featuring message against the Canadian government and its steps to provide Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) immense powers to violate digital privacy of any one at any time in the name of countering terrorism.

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The deface page uploaded by Anonymous is available below:

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This is the second cyber attack on Canadian government website conducted by Anonymous. On June 18, 2015, the hacktivists shut down the online official portal canada.ca, Department of Finance and Treasury Board, the department responsible for the day-to-day administrative duties of the federal public service.

A tweet from Anonymous announcing the attack:

An exclusive video we recorded at the time when site was hacked:

The bill grants spy agencies such as the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) immense powers as it can violate digital privacy of any one at any time in the name of countering terrorism. That means the CSIS will become the NSA of Canada.

The bill also lets government institutions exchange sensitive information such as tax filings and allows spies to infect the suspects’ devices with intrusive malware.

At the time of publishing this article, the Montreal Police Union website was restored and available online.

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.