April 23, 2016
Denver, CO – Shortly after 4 pm on Friday, April 22, the twitter account for ‘New World Hackers’ (NWH), a hacktivist crew associated with several Anonymous operations, announced a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack against DenverGov.org, the official website for the City of Denver. The attack was carried out in protest of last week’s fatal shooting of unarmed Dion Avila Damon by Jeff Motz of the Denver Police Department.
— New World Hackers (@NewWorldHacking) April 22, 2016
The Denver city website remained offline for most or all of Friday night. Denvergov.org was observed to come back online for brief periods only to shortly go down again. The site appeared to be up and running again on the morning of Saturday, April 23.
During the morning of April 23, New World Hackers struck again, this time targeting the Bank of Denver with a DDOS attack. The attack lasted throughout the morning and the site is operational going into Saturday night.
— New World Hackers (@NewWorldHacking) April 23, 2016
According to HackRead cybersecurity journalist Waqas Amir, the “New World Hackers” who claimed responsibility have also hinted at the possibility of “a database leak within a week or so depending on the response from Denver police department.”
— HackRead.com (@HackRead) April 23, 2016
There is a ‘Justice for Dion Avila Damon’ rally planned for Tuesday, April 26 at the site of Dion Avila Damon’s murder at 14th St. & Bannock Ave. outside the art museum.