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'Hacktivists' from around the world take to social media to stir Baltimore unrest
'Hacktivists' from around the world take to social media to stir Baltimore unrest

After riots overtook West Baltimore on Monday, a hashtag began to appear on Twitter and other social media — #BALTIMORELOOTCREW — linking together posts that depicted pilfered prescription drugs and demolished store shelves. But that "crew" was not actually in Baltimore protesting the death of Freddie Gray, according to a local cybersecurity company. Many photos shared using that label, and others, were taken years ago, and often not even in the United States, employees at Federal Hill-based ZeroFox found. Bad actors and so-called "hacktivists" descended on Baltimore — electronically, at least — this past week, flooding social media with...

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