Albuquerque police website under cyberattack

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say that the department’s website is down due to a cyberattack.

Department spokesman Simon Drobik says the site was hit just before 11 a.m. Sunday and remains down.

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The attack comes after a group reported to be the international cyber-activist hackers Anonymous last week posted a YouTube video threatening a cyberattack against the city Sunday over a police shooting earlier this month that left a homeless man dead.

The shooting, which was caught on video and sparked a federal investigation, has garnered protests and calls for more reforms within the Albuquerque Police Department.

Drobik says the police website under attack isn’t connected to any critical services and officials are working to restore it.