Anonymous NWH targets Denver police department domain with DDoS attack to register protest against the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Dion Avila

An Anonymous-linked team of attackers called New World Hacking (NWH) has conducted a series of powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on Denver city, county and police website earlier today forcing the site to go offline — The reason for targeting the site was last week’s (Tuesday 14th April)  police shooting in which Dion Avila Damon was allegedly killed inside his parked car near the Denver Art Museum.

In an exclusive conversation with two of the NWH attackers (Sad Prophet and SinfulHazeCE) behind this attack, HackRead told that: 

“We see how Denver police don’t care so if they don’t care about killing and innocent; we don’t care about continuous attacks on Denver.”

The attackers also hint for a database leak within a week or so depending on the response from Denver police department. However, Fox news reported that Police is investigating an officer-involved in the shooting.

Remember, the NWH is the same group who claimed responsibility for shutting down Xbox online service,BBC news servers, HSBC UK’s online banking, the official website for Donald Trump’s election campaign, Salt Lake city Police and airport websites.

At the time of publishing this article, the Denver police department website was down.

More details about the shooting are available on Fox news and Unicorn Riot.

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.