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BlackBerry targeted by hackers over police riot help

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 10 Aug 2011 18:23 User comments (4)

BlackBerry targeted by hackers over police riot help Offer of assistance to police dealing with riots in English cities results in threats from hackers.
Hacker group, Team Posion, reportedly defaced the official Blackberry blog to post a threat to attack the firm if it hands over user data to authorities that relates to the recent riots in English cities. Blackberry's messaging service is known to have been used by looters to time their crimes around police movements.

The firm pledged to co-operate with the Home Office and police in the affected cities. "We are all for the rioters that are engaging in attacks on the police and government," a message from the group stated. "Innocent members of the public who were at the wrong place at the wrong time and owned a Blackberry will get charged for no reason at all."

It said that if BlackBerry hands over user data to police, it will respond by releasing employee information, including names, addresses and phone numbers of staff. UK law allows police to retrieve mobile data if it related to criminal activity.

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4 user comments

111.8.2011 8:11

How would the people with blackberries get charged if they haven't sent any messages saying come to X place and we'll riot all night long?

Think much? I think not.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 Aug 2011 @ 8:12

212.8.2011 7:45

Originally posted by xtago:
How would the people with blackberries get charged if they haven't sent any messages saying come to X place and we'll riot all night long?

Think much? I think not.
Exactly. "Innocent" they are not. And more to the point "engaging in attacks on the police and government" you edited by ddp!

They are are attacking small businesses and homes, destroying the economy and making people homeless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Aug 2011 @ 21:40

312.8.2011 18:48
ybselgo
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Team Poison? What are they, 12 years old? Seriously, grow and go get a job. Unlike these benefit leaching yobs who believe by the grace of God they deserve the stuff they loot.

I remember reading in the paper that a lot of these rioters don't think they're getting enough help from the government. edited by ddp. Not getting enough help my arse. "Ohh life's so hard in the ghetto". Pack em' up and ship them off to a third world country then see how much they complain about the government.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Aug 2011 @ 21:38

412.8.2011 21:44

Originally posted by ybselgo:
Team Poison? What are they, 12 years old? Seriously, grow and go get a job. Unlike these benefit leaching yobs who believe by the grace of God they deserve the stuff they loot.

I remember reading in the paper that a lot of these rioters don't think they're getting enough help from the government. edited by ddp. Not getting enough help my arse. "Ohh life's so hard in the ghetto". Pack em' up and ship them off to a third world country then see how much they complain about the government.
Thank you! Damn, these people don't know what a hard life is. They just pity themself and have a complete lack of intelligence, and none of them know what they're talking about.

Out of 100 people, 5 think they do because they "aren't doing what they "should". 45 will follow them purely as arse licks/sycophants.

The other 50? Just opportunistic criminals, really.
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