Hackers announced Wednesday they had sent spam bombs to some 250 officials of Colombia’s national Police and revealed personal data of employees of the National Police inviting the public to harass the officials.
In a statement published online, the hackers thanked the National Police “for keeping us submitted and trampled.”
In the same statement, the group “Colombian Hackers” released personal information on hundreds of police officials, some with home addresses and identification numbers.
The announcement followed a day of hacker attacks in which the group “Anonymous” was able to shut down the website of Colombia’s Ministry of Defense and hack the facebook page of President Juan Manuel Santos and the Twitter account of former President Alvaro Uribe in which they published a link to a YouTube video in which they denounced the country’s “false independence.”
Colombia Wednesday celebrated its 201st anniversary of its declaration of independence of Spain. The hackers had announced an independence offensive the day before.
According to RCN Radio, a special police unit of the national Police has begun an investigation into the attacks and its perpetrators.