Hacking group LulzSec, who declared war against Government sites, banks under operation ‘Anti-Sec’, has posted confidential documents from Arizona police.
Lulz Security on Thursday hacked into Arizona Department of Public Safety’s computers and posted a cache of files labeled as training manuals, emails and intelligence documents.
We are targeting AZDPS specifically because we are against SB1070 law and the racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona, LulzSec said in a press release. Hackers of the world are uniting and taking direct action against our common oppressorss—the government, corporations, police, and militaries of the world.
Spokesman Steve Harrison of the Arizona agency said the documents appeared to be authentic and said LulzSec most likely accessed them via the email accounts of eight officers, WSJ reported.
Our IT people are looking at this, trying to determine how this breach was made and how to stop it, Harrison said.
LulzSec taunted Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on his official account on Thursday, by saying, Media? Heat? You? The tweet also included an expletive in Spanish aimed at the Border Patrol.
The Arizona documents include bulletins on wanted suspects from previous years, copies of court filings and a list of street terms for illegal drugs. The documents also include email correspondence and bulletins from other departments and agencies, including a warning about possible retaliatory terrorist attacks following the early May killing of Osama bin Laden, WSJ reported.
LulzSec said in a press release, We are releasing hundreds of private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords belonging to Arizona law enforcement. We are targeting AZDPS specifically because we are against SB1070 and the racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona.
The group also said that every week it would release information to embarrass military and law enforcement officials in an effort not just to reveal their racist and corrupt nature, but to purposefully sabotage their efforts to terrorize communities fighting an unjust 'war on drugs.'