London Riots: RIM Vows to Cooperate with Authorities, Blog Gets Hacked

As the riots became more widespread, reports suggested that rioters and looters were using social services including Twitter, Facebook and BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) to coordinate their attacks.

Posted by Joe Gerard in Article on August 9th, 2011
RIM has agreed to cooperate with authorities investigating the London riots. An article by Matt Brian for The Next Web reports:

RIM’s Inside BlackBerry blog was hacked on Tuesday afternoon, after the company declared it would cooperate with UK Police to help bring individuals involved in the London riots to justice… As the riots became more widespread, reports suggested that rioters and looters were using social services including Twitter, Facebook and BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) to coordinate their attacks. Misinformation spread on Twitter after it was reported that RIM would be disabling its BBM service in the twilight hours to reduce opportunities for rioters to plan their attacks.

The hackers published a statement on the BlackBerry blog, stating that if RIM hands over information to the authorities, the hackers will release the personal information of RIM employees that they’ve obtained from the company’s database through the hack.

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