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BlackBerry blog hacked as RIM lends support to London police

Source: Matt Hartley, Financial Post

It appears Research In Motion Ltd. has fallen victim to a hacking attack after the Waterloo, Ont.-based company agreed to lend its support to police in London following three nights of violent looting in the capital of the United Kingdom.

On Monday, reports surfaced that RIM’s BlackBerry Messenger instant messaging service was being used by looters and rioters to communicate and co-ordinate attacks in London over the weekend as thousands of young Britons took to the streets in a fiery melee that led to hundreds of arrests and millions of dollars in property damage.

As a result, RIM officials offered to help London police in any way possible, announcing the company’s support via Twitter.

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