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Anonymous takes credit for cyber attack on Hydro-affiliated industry group

On Wednesday, the hacker group Anonymous claimed responsibility for a cyber attack that publicly released login and password information for members of a B.C. professional association. It is unclear why the B.C.

On Wednesday, the hacker group Anonymous claimed responsibility for a cyber attack that publicly released login and password information for members of a B.C. professional association.   

It is unclear why the B.C. Electrical Association (BCEA) was targeted, but in a statement President and CEO Barbette Ishii said "no sensitive information was accessed with the exception of contact information and login usernames and passwords."  

The BCEA has 145 corporate members involved in the electricity sector. It was created by the BC Electric Company, a forerunner of BC Hydro.   

Ishii said passwords in the affected database are encrypted, and that all affected passwords have been reset.   

People claiming to be associated with Anonymous have called on police to charge officers involved in the July 16 shooting.

Certain users have said they will release identifying information about officers involved, though it is uncertain whether Anonymous does in fact have such information.     

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