The international hacking group Anonymous has taken to Twitter to publish the name and photographs of the police officer they believe shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
In a series of threats, they promised to release photos at 11:00 AM EST (which they did), the officer’s home address at 1:00 PM EST, and full D0X (i.e., personal information such as SSN, phone number, even credit card information) at 3:00 PM EST if the St. Louis County Police Department fails to respond.
The police department has said that the name is not accurate, according to the Washington Post, but this has not shaken Anonymous from their stance. This standoff over the name of the officer involved in the shooting will be a continuously evolving story, so stay tuned.
UPDATE: The Anonymous Twitter account has been suspended after St. Louis County Sgt. Colby Dolly stated that the name they released was incorrect. "People really need to harshly judge the accuracy of this group, given that they've now given false information about several important things," he said.
Anonymous took to another account to continue posting however:
UPDATE 2: On Aug. 15, the Ferguson police officially released the name of the officer who shot and killed Mike Brown. As police indicated, the officer was NOT the man identified by Anonymous—his name is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force who has no history of disciplinary action.
Here's everything we know about the Michael Brown case and the subsequent protests in Ferguson.
[via The Wire]