As soon as Canadian Smartphone maker Research In Motion (RIM) announced its complete support to the Metropolitan Police of London in order to assist in verifying how its BlackBerry free messenger service played a role in fuelling the riots, hackers took over the company’s website and marked their protest.
According to Fox News, hackers have defaced RIM’s website as they tampered the blog page run by the company with a message to show their anger against it.
"No Blackberry you will NOT assist the police because if u do innocent members of the public who were at the wrong place at the wrong time and owned a blackberry will get charged for no reason at all.” the hacker wrote on the blog. The hacker belongs to the group TeaMp0isoN and has claimed responsibility.
The hackers have also added that the Scotland Yard will arrest as many people as it wants to avenge the embarrassment caused to it during the london riots.
The hacker group has vowed to release the personal data of its RIM's employees, acquired during the hack, in case the company hands out support to the Met Police department and authorities. RIM has not confirmed the attack on its website. [Image courtesy foxnews.com].