Earlier we reported that BBM would not be shutdown, as rumored, despite its use during the London riots. RIM had announced they would aid London police in capturing apparent rioters. In protest of RIM’s support to the London police, TeaMp0isoN has hacked the official BlackBerry blog. It was defaced by a post, but now the page no longer loads. Here is was TeaMp0isoN had to say to RIM:


Dear Rim;

You Will _NOT_ assist the UK 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 Police are looking to arrest as many people as possible to save themselves from embarrassment…. if you do assist the police by giving them chat logs, gps locations, customer information & access to peoples BlackBerryMessengers you will regret it, we have access to your database which includes your employees information; e.g – Addresses, Names, Phone Numbers etc. – now if u assist the police, we _WILL_ make this information public and pass it onto rioters…. do you really want a bunch of angry youths on your employees doorsteps? Think about it…. and don’t think that the police will protect your employees, the police can’t protect themselves let alone protect others….. if you make the wrong choice your database will be made public, save yourself the embarrassment and make the right choice. don’t be a puppet..

p.s – we do not condone in innocent people being attacked in these riots nor do we condone in small businesses being looted, but we are all for the rioters that are engaging in attacks on the police and government…. and before anyone says “the blackberry employees are innocent” no they are not! They are the ones that would be assisting the police

RIM has had its entanglements with security before. RIM will apparently help decrypt users BBM messages, which could help police target would-be and already rioters. What do you think of the hack? Should RIM be helping the London police, or protect its users privacy? Let us know!

via CB