A hacker apparently took over the home page of the California Attorney General’s Office Sunday, calling for “Peace in the World!! No War.”
No one at the office of Attorney General Kamala D. Harris could be reached immediately for comment.
Earlier, the hacker-activist group Anonymous threatened to attack the websites of the Fullerton Police Department and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system because of the use of force by officers from those agencies, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Fullerton officers are under investigation in connection with the death of mentally ill transient Kelly Thomas. BART last week cut off cell phone service to underground stations in the aftermath of protests over the shooting by a BART officer of a man armed with a knife.
The Los Angeles Times said Anonymous apparently hacked at least one page in the BART website.
It wasn’t clear who was responsible for hijacking the attorney general’s home page. On Sunday anyone going to that World Wide Web address (ag.ca.gov) saw instead a page that displayed a photo of a child holding a sign that read “Peace No War !!!”
Under the photo were the words “hacked by hux0x.” The heading on the page was “ANTI-SECURITY BRAZIL.”
The rest of the page appears to be in Portuguese and refers to legalizing marijuana.
— TRACY WOOD