SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - An anti-graffiti bill that prompted the 'Anonymous' hackers to infiltrate the Salt Lake City Police website has gone down to defeat in the Utah State Senate.
The Salt Lake City police department said some people could be in danger after the hacker or hackers shut down the department's website Tuesday
Wednesday evening, the department sent out an email
saying citizen complaints and tips were taken from the system. That means the hacker has phone numbers, addresses, and names of people who tipped off police. It also means the hacker has information on confidential informants, and even undercover detectives.
Responsibility for the action was claimed by a member of the Anonymous activist group in response to the anti-graffiti paraphernalia bill sponsored by Senator Karen Mayne (D-West Valley City).
On Thursday morning, the bill went down to defeat in the Senate.
The bill gave police authority to arrest people who possessed graffiti paraphernalia.
The alleged hacker was talking about the situation on Twitter. ABC 4 contacted the individual to find out what kind of information they might have. The individual responded:
“Anonymous tips, job applications, confidential informant info, narcotics ring operation information."
When asked what was planned for the info, the individual said:
"I will not be releasing the anonymous tips and other confidential data from the site. Not out to endanger innocent people"