Anonymous has declared a cyber war against the Cincinnati Police Department after the brutal killing of a man who was innocent and didn’t mean to harm anyone.
On February 17th 2016, Paul Gaston, 37, had experienced an accident while driving his truck into a telephone pole. After the accident, an anonymous citizen call to 911 about the situation with Paul Gaston, stated he was carrying a gun, which he kept in his waist. After some time, police officers had reached the accident site and were attempting to arrest Gaston; but Police instead, fired nine shots toward Gaston saying that he was approaching them armed with his gun.
The debate surrounding the police officers responsible for Gaston’s death, have led to more heated discussion about race. It has been suggested that being black has led to him being targeted.
Anonymous have since leaked the personal information of the 52 police officers who are, or might be involved in this case. Uploaded and leaked data on the Internet was free to access through search engines, while Pastebin has since removed the data. Anonymous explains the scenario by their video on YouTube. Anonymous added that they will update more leaks about the police department over the Internet. The Anonymous hackers behind this cyber attack are also known as ANONVERDICT.