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Hackers group Anonymous claims takeover of law enforcement website attacks

Published 02/03/2012, AP Legal Affairs Writer

The hacking collective Anonymous is claiming credit for defacing the Boston Police Department's website, part of a string of online attacks around the world being attributed to the group. And in Salt Lake City, police say hackers who attacked the department's website on Tuesday gained access to sensitive data, including citizen complaints about drug crimes, including phone numbers, addresses and other personal information.

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