PIRATE HACKERS AT YOUR EXPENSE Lulzsec has released a slew of confidential documents it lifted right out from under the nose of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, fulfilling its promise to leak secret government information.
The group issued its 'Chinga La Migra bulletin' in a release on its web site. The bulletin is a massive document detailing a huge number of files. The document, which is available as a torrent download, contains "private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords", according to the bulletin.
"We are targeting AZDPS specifically because we are against SB1070 (Arizona Senate Bill 1070, an anti-immigration law) and the racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona," Lulzsec wrote.
"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."
This is the first in a series of releases promised by Lulzsec, which signals something of a change for the group of hackers.
The release, then, is somewhat different from previous ones, a change explained by Lulzsec on its Twitter feed. "In response to the unusual style of our press release... this one was written by an anonymous allied ship, not The Lulz Boat. :)," it tweeted.
This release is the first from the newly announced Antisec movement, which sees Lulzsec align itself with Anonymous. The movement will create weekly releases, all of which are designed to show the side of US law enforcement that perhaps we do not normally get to see, the statement explained.
"Every week we plan on releasing more classified documents and embarassing (sic) 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'," it said.
"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"
Lulzsec has also denied attacking the Sun newspaper, an event we reported on yesterday. "Clearing up yet more failed attempts at framing: we didn't attack The Sun or The Times in any way with any kind of DDoS attack. Cheers," it said. µ
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