Infamous hacker group Anonymous have resurfaced, allegedly interrupting radio frequencies of the Chicago Police Department with a rendition of NWA’s 1988 hit Fuck Tha Police.
The group have been connected to various cyber-attacks that have taken place in light of George Floyd’s death and the ensuing riots that are taking place across the globe.
Infamous hacker group Anonymous have hacked the radio frequencies of the Chicago Police Department with a rendition of NWA’s Fuck Tha Police.
The ‘hacktivist’ group made an announcement last Saturday via their social media that they were set to make a return in light of the global protests taking place after the death of George Floyd.
George Floyd, aged 46, died last week at the hands of police officer Derek Chauvin, who has since been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
In response, Anonymous, a group who target those they accuse of misusing power, tweeted “We stand in solidarity with the protesters and revolutionaries fighting the US oligarchy, fighting the injustice of a massively corrupt racist system that has continued on for generations. #BlackLivesMatter.”
The group further reiterated their frustration and anger at the events unfolding throughout America, later adding: “If the police can’t restrain themselves and are shooting reporters, kicking protesters, punching protesters, and engaging in violence – how can anyone expect the people to restrain themselves? People are done being brutalised and murdered.”
The group have since reportedly launched a series of cyber-attacks targeting various police departments, taking the Minneapolis police department’s website temporarily offline, and now infiltrating the radios of police officers in Chicago with the NWA hit.
The return of Anonymous is not out of character for the group, emerging to address race-relations issues in the past.
Their revolutionary image, willingness to fight powerful entities and fearlessness is exactly the kind of energy America needs right now.