George Floyd death: Group promises retribution, vows to hack Minneapolis police website

George Floyd death: Group promises retribution, vows to hack Minneapolis police website

- The aftermath of George Floyd's death caused by police officers has intensified in the United States

- A hacktivist group called Anonymous has now targeted the Minneapolis police vowing to expose the station

- The police stations' website showed signs of a cyber-attack after the group promised retribution for Floyd's death

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Following the protest rocking some parts of the United States of America over the death of George Floyd, the Minneapolis Police Department’s website showed signs it was hacked, Time Magazine reports.

This is coming days after hacktivist group Anonymous reportedly promised retribution for Floyd's death.

The websites for the police department and the city showed signs of a cyber-attack on Saturday, May 30, as they were temporarily inaccessible.

The pages by Sunday, May 31, showed attempts to overwhelm the website's verification tool with automated requests until they stopped responding.

George Floyd death: Group promises retribution, vows to hack Minneapolis police website

Group promises retribution, vows to hack Minneapolis police website over George Floyd's death. Photo credit: Scott Olson, Getty Images
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The hacktivist group had on Thursday, May 28, posted a video on their unconfirmed Facebook page targeted at the city's police. The speaker accused the police of violence, corruption, and vowed to expose them

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the protests over the murder of Floyd escalated on Thursday, May 28, as protesters burnt the Minneapolis police station.

Videos shared on social media shows cheering protesters who broke into a police precinct after the department abandoned it, setting it on fire, as violence spread across the US over Floyd's death.

A police spokesman confirmed to journalists in the city that staff had evacuated the 3rd precinct station - which covers the area of Minneapolis where Floyd was detained. Police have since abandoned 5 precincts in the city as the protesters become more violent.

Similarly, Derek Chauvin, the US police officer, who was seen in a video kneeling on the neck of Floyd, has been charged with murder.

This followed widespread protests over his death. Floyd was arrested for allegedly using a fake $20 note in a shop.

Chauvin who has now been charged with third-degree murder was taken into custody on Friday, May 29, by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. This was disclosed in a news conference by the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, John Harrington.

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