#CyberFLASH: Hacker threatens ‘bombshell’ after Ottawa city websites attacked

n-ONLINE-SPYING-CANADA-large570A hacker who took down several official websites in Ottawa during the weekend, including those of the municipality and the local police, threatened further actions Monday.

The pressure tactics were unleashed as part of a campaign in support of an Ottawa-area teenaged boy who was arrested last spring with 60 criminal charges alleging that he made hoax calls to police across North America.

A hacker, who goes by the moniker Aerith, is now saying that there is evidence the teen was framed.

“We are preparing a huge ‘bombshell’ right now that we will release in the next few hours, let’s just say – it will discredit the police forces … ,” Aerith said in an e-mail on Monday morning after being contacted by The Globe and Mail.

The website of the Ottawa police remained disabled Monday. “Our systems remain secure,” the Ottawa police said via Twitter.

The city of Ottawa’s website was also inaccessible for part of the day. On its Twitter account, the city said it was “experiencing some technical issues.”

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