AntiSec hackers leak personal emails of Arizona law enforcement
Although the infamous hacker group LulzSec disbanded last week, hackers associated with the “anti-security” (AntiSec) movement it created continue to target the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
LulzSec first targeted Arizona law enforcement on June 23 in a campaign dubbed “Operation Chinga La Migra,” unearthing a FBI intelligence report on filmmaker Barry Cooper and other documents. The package of data stolen from Arizona was uploaded to the popular file-sharing website The Pirate Bay and other sites.
AntiSec hackers announced “Operation Chiga La Migra, Dos” on Wednesday, publishing the personal emails of thirteen Arizona Department of Public Safety online.
“In this second bulletin, we’re dumping booty pirated from a dozen Arizona police officer’s personal email accounts looking specifically for humiliating dirt,” the AntiSec hackers said in a statement released with the data. “This leak has names, addresses, phone numbers, passwords, social security numbers, online dating account info, voicemails, chat logs, and seductive girlfriend pictures belonging to a dozen Arizona police officers. We found more internal police reports, cops forwarding racist chain emails, k9 drug unit cops who use percocets, and a convicted sex offender who was part of FOP Maricopa Lodge Five.”
They claimed to have also found evidence of racial discrimination. The hackers decided not to release the information stolen from one officer, they claimed, because he had notified his superiors about civil rights violations.
The hackers acknowledged that the data could put law enforcement officers lives at risk, but were unconcerned. “We are making sure they experience just a taste of the same kind of violence and terror they dish out on an every day basis,” they said.
LulzSec claimed responsibility for the Sony hack that compromised millions of peoples’ personal information, as well as several government hacks. The group burst onto the public radar with a well-publicized hack of PBS NewsHour’s website in early June.
The group quickly became an Internet sensation, accumulating over a quarter of a million Twitter followers and numerous LulzSec-inspired songs on YouTube. They disbanded on June 26 after releasing internal AOL and AT&T documents.
AntiSec hackers also published data from the Zimbabwean government, the Brazilian government, the Mosman Municipal Council of Australia, Universal Music Group, and Viacom on Tuesday.
“While the LulzBoat is still sailing with us (albeit not with the LulzSec flag), the objective of #AntiSec is different,” a statement released with the data said. “It is our true belief that this movement has the capability to change the world. And should that fail, we will at least rock the world… We provide material that is primarily against corrupt Governments (in our world this is all Governments) and corrupt companies.”