Eight people are arrested in Hong Kong over cyberattacks against police as the city copes with the aftermath of anti-government protests

AFP and Tracy You report:

Hong Kong police said today they had arrested eight people for stealing and disclosing personal information of officers online as the city grapples with the aftermath of unprecedented anti-government protests that saw its parliament ransacked.

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Six men and two women, aged 16-40, were arrested last night for allegedly ‘doxxing’ police officers, launching cyberattacks on police websites and inciting others to ‘commit damage’, Swalikh Mohammed of Hong Kong police told a press conference……

The alleged crimes ‘affected a large number of officers, resulting not only in nuisance but threats’, Mohammed said, adding that some officers and their family members received death threats. He did not offer further details.

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