Hacker collective LulzSec has just claimed to release “hundreds” of private documents belonging to Arizona law enforcement officials, saying:
“We are releasing hundreds of private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords belonging to Arizona law enforcement. We are targeting AZDPS specifically because we are against SB1070 and the racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona.
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.
Every week we plan on releasing more classified documents and embarassing 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”.
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”
The 447-megabyte package of files has been uploaded to a popular file-sharing website.
Needless to say, this could directly put certain individuals whose private information has now been made public in harm’s way.
LulzSec has promised that it will be “releasing more goods on Monday,” according to the group’s Twitter feed.