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.