Arizona Department of Public Safety hacked; LulzSec starts to reveal data reportedly acquired
With each day, LulzSec seem more and more to be “hactivists.” Today, they revealed what seems clearly to be a politically motivated hack/compromise. From their 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 documents classified as “law enforcement sensitive”, “not for public distribution”, and “for official use only” are primarily related to border patrol and counter-terrorism operations and describe the use of informants to infiltrate various gangs, cartels, motorcycle clubs, Nazi groups, and protest movements.
Every week we plan on releasing more classified documents and embarassing personal details of military and law enforcement 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”.
Hackers of the world are uniting and taking direct action against our common oppressors – the government, corporations, police, and militaries of the world.
See you again real soon! ;D
The Arizona Republic reports that the AZDPS has confirmed that they were hacked. In a somewhat surprising statement:
Steve Harrison, a DPS spokesperson, confirmed late Thursday that the agency’s system had been hacked earlier in the day. He told 12 News the agency had heard rumors that someone was working on hacking the agency’s system, but DPS could not do anything until the system was actually breached.
Experts are working on closing the loopholes and have closed external access to the DPS system.
They couldn’t do anything like… um… unplug?