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  •  I simply assumed they had access to police records (2+ / 0-)
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    mikejay611, rb608

    Isn't that what Anon does - hack into systems and get data??? This is the basis for my assumption. Guess I could be wrong with this assumption.....

    "I did not have sex with that bridge"

    by Scottsdalian on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 07:16:59 AM PDT

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    •  That's what they try to do... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...but it's not as easy as typing in a URL and hitting the "hack this site now" button.  There has to be a vulnerability to exploit in order to get access to that kind of info.  I would guess, though, that systems designed by low bidders for local government entities are probably among the easier targets.  And, surprisingly often, the access is most easily obtained through "social engineering", i.e conning someone into handing over logins and passwords.

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