MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Computer hackers claiming to be from the loose-knit group known as Anonymous say they have broken into several Alabama law enforcement and government websites and have stolen the personal information for more than 46,000 people.
In an online news release Friday, the group claims to have taken Social Security numbers, license plate numbers, phone numbers, addresses and criminal records from law enforcement and state government websites.
Mobile city spokeswoman Barbara Drummond says Utah authorities alerted officials Thursday night that hackers may be targeting the city. She says the city shut down its computers to avoid the attack and that the hackers did not gain access to Mobile's servers.
She says hackers did breach the website of the city webmaster, and took data from a recent program offering amnesty to people with outstanding warrants.
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