Anonymous-affiliated group hijacks Dubai Police social accounts

TheHorsemen claims access to accounts on Twitter, Tumblr, Pintrest, LinkedIn

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Anonymous-affiliated group hijacks Dubai Police social accounts A tweet from The Horsemen on @DubaiPoliceHQ accused the emirate’s police service of 'spying'.
By  Stephen McBride Published  February 10, 2014

Dubai Police became the target of an Anonymous-affiliated group yesterday, when several of its social media accounts were hijacked.

A group called the TheHorsemen claimed responsibility and tweeted from @TheHorsemenLulz that it had access to Dubai Police accounts on Twitter, Tumblr, Pintrest and LinkedIn.

A tweet from The Horsemen on @DubaiPoliceHQ yesterday, accused the emirate’s police service of “spying on you”. Dubai Police has since restored its Twitter account.

This is not the first time UAE authorities have encountered TheHorsemen. According to the group’s Twitter page, in December it “brought down” servers belonging to the UAE Telecom Regulatory Authority and downed the website of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation.

In a YouTube video posted in November, TheHorsemen pledged a cyber campaign against the UAE, citing alleged abuses of workers’ rights in the Gulf nation.

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