The official Blackberry blog was hacked earlier today in retaliation for Research in Motion’s apparent decision to assist the London police.
It’s still unclear what assistance, if any, RIM has extended to the London police, who are combating street unrest that has wracked England’s capital for the last several days. A spokesman for RIM did not immediately respond to requests for comment. But on Monday, RIM tweeted that it felt sympathy for people “impacted by the riots in London. We have engaged with the authorities to assist in any way we can.”
That was enough to trigger a response from a group calling itself TeaMp0isoN, which subsequently announced on Twitter that it had compromised RIM’s website. It then fired a warning shot of sorts, threatening to release access to the company’s database if RIM shares information that helps the police make arrests.