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Hopedale police get Facebook page back, delete hacker’s offensive post | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker

HOPEDALE The Hopedale Police Department has regained control of its Facebook page after an infuriating incident earlier this week.

An unknown person had somehow taken control of the department’s Facebook page late Tuesday night and posted a “hateful” message against LGBTQIA+ people, claiming an officer shot a transgender woman more than 40 times in a bathroom.

The post remained on the Facebook page for more than a day before it was removed Thursday.

“I want to extend my apologies to our community and Facebook followers who were affected by the offensive message that a ‘hacker’ posted on the Hopedale Police Department’s Facebook page,” Police Chief Mark Giovanella posted on the page Thursday afternoon. “The message posted attacked an indvidual’s political views; it was hateful speech toward the LGBTQIA+ community and an attack on the Hopedale police organization.”

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Giovanella said in his post that once the department discovered what had occurred, it began working to get the post down. The officer in charge of the Facebook page the administrator tried to delete the post but was locked out of the account.


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