One day after the hacker group Anonymous vowed to “avenge one of our own,” the RCMP’s website has crashed.
A Twitter account associated with the global activist group has posted photos showing the Dawson Creek RCMP website server status listed as ‘down.’
Police have not yet confirmed a connection between the man who was shot and killed outside of a Site C open house in Dawson Creek on Thursday, and an apparent Anonymous protest that was happening in the city.
Although police have confirmed the man who was shot was wearing a mask, authorities are not confirming if it was the famed Guy Fawkes mask associated with the group.
“I have not had time to gather specific details from our forensic specialist with the exception that the knife was located here at the scene,” Kellie Kilpatrick, executive director of public accountability with the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) said at a media conference July 17.
Anonymous has made public its intention to search for and publish private and identifying information about the officer involved , a practice it called ‘doxing.’
The group has also put out a call to its members and allies to “remove the RCMP cyber infrastructure from the internet. March, create and sign petitions, hack, dox.”
The RCMP could not be reached for comment Sunday morning.