Anonymous vandalizes US prison contractors’ site

LONDON (AP) ? Hackers allied to the loose-knit Anonymous movement have claimed responsibility for vandalizing the website of an international prison contractor.

The GEO Group’s website was defaced and replaced with a hip-hop song devoted to former death row inmate Mumia Abu Jamal.

Anonymous said Friday that the hack was “part of our ongoing efforts to dismantle the prison industrial complex.”

The Boca Raton, Florida-based GEO Group Inc. provides correctional and detention services across North America, the U.K., Australia and South Africa.

The GEO Group didn’t immediately return calls seeking comment.

Earlier Friday, Anonymous claimed credit for replacing the website of a Dayton, Ohio-based FBI partner group with the video for rap hit “Gangsta’s Paradise.”

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LONDON (AP) ? Hackers allied to the loose-knit Anonymous movement on Friday claimed responsibility for vandalizing an Ohio FBI partner website, replacing its homepage with the video for rap hit “Gangsta’s Paradise.”

The hackers said on Twitter that they were responsible for defacing the website of the Dayton, Ohio-based chapter of Infragard, a public-private partnership for critical infrastructure protection sponsored by the FBI.

The Ohio site was replaced with the video for Coolio’s 1995 rap hit and a profane message attacking Infragard as a “sinister alliance” between corporations and law enforcement.

Anonymous has promised weekly hacks as the amorphous group continues its campaign against law enforcement worldwide.

The FBI declined comment.