Lulz Security, the hacker group that earlier attacked websites of the Central Intelligence Agency and Sony, released Wednesday information that it claimed was hacked from the computers of an Arizona law enforcement agency.
LulzSec said it was releasing hundreds of private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal e-mail correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords belonging to Arizona law enforcement.
The group said it was targeting AZDPS (Arizona Department of Public Safety), as it is opposed to the State’s SB 1070 immigration legislation, and its “racial profiling anti-immigrant police state”.
The website of the Arizona Department of Public Safety was not accessible late Thursday. The agency could not be immediately reached for comment.
LulzSec and another hacker group Anonymous came together recently to target government and related agencies in Operation Anti-Security. “Top priority is to steal and leak any classified government information, including email spools and documentation,” LulzSec said in a statement. “Prime targets are banks and other high-ranking establishments,” it added.
LulzSec appears to be undaunted despite the arrest in the U.K. this week of a man who was allegedly involved with the group. The hacker group said the man, Ryan Cleary, was not a leader, but merely operated an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server used by the group. The group soon after invited people on Twitter to join its Operation Anti-Security. By Wednesday it claimed to have attacked two Brazilian government sites, and the Connecticut chapter of Infragard, an organization affiliated to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. These sites were not accessible on Thursday.
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