Arizona Department of Public Safety Hit by Lulzsec
The hacker group LulzSec released what it said are sensitive documents from the Arizona Department of Public Safety on Thursday, to protest against the agency’s “racial-profiling anti-immigrant” policies.
The hacker group LulzSec has released what it said are sensitive documents from the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Image credit: LulzSec
“We are releasing hundreds of private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords belonging to Arizona law enforcement,” the group said in a statement on its site. “We are targeting AZDPS specifically because we are against SB1070 and the racial-profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona.”
SB1070 makes it a crime to be in Arizona without documentation proving US residency. The leaked 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,” LulzSec said. A Department of Public Safety spokesman told The New York Times that the data appeared to be authentic.