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LulzSec's latest target is the Arizona police, which it mocked with Spanish profanity after hacking.  (Source: LulzSec)

LulzSec says the hack was in response to a recent anti-illegal immigrant act, which many say amounts to legislating racial profiling. The bill also implements warrantless arrests of individuals who may be U.S. citizens.  (Source: FlagDailyPhoto)

Even after attacks on the U.S. Senate, CIA, an FBI affiliate, UK law enforcement, and now the Ariz. police, international officials seem no closer to catching LulzSec. The group is a splinter faction of the larger hacking collective Anonymous, and formed shortly after its key members hacked HBGary in Feb. 2011.  (Source: Barbara Ling)
Emails, passwords, confidential documents, and more are all stolen from the state of Arizona

LulzSec appears to be taking its promise to hack international governments and banking institutions -- dubbed "op antisec" -- seriously.  The group on Thursday published a treasure trove of information, purloined from Arizona police department servers.

I. Police are Helpless to Stop LulzSec

The group entitled the release "Chinga La Migra", which is Spanish for "F**k the border patrol", according to slang site UrbanDicitionary.

LulzSec appears to have penetrated deeply into servers of at least one Arizona police department, stealing 708 files, which range from training manuals, to internal documents detailing arrests and more.

The documents were posted to popular torrent tracking site The Pirate Bay, with a description that included an ASCII art picture of a machine gun with the text "OFF THE PIGS".

They also posted the real names, usernames, and passwords of seven Arizona Department of Public Safety officials.  They post the home phone numbers of four officials, and the home addresses of three of them -- including a highway patrol officer named Steven G. Loya.

In their press release the group writes:

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

S
teve Harrison, a Arizona DPS spokesperson stated, "We are aware of computer issues. We're looking into it. And of course we're taking additional security safeguards."

II. Hack Casts Light on Controversial Law

SB1070, "The Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act",  was passed by the Arizona state legislature last year and signed into law in late April 2010.  The bill was ostensibly designed to crack down on the large amount of illegal immigration from Mexico, the U.S.'s southern neighbor.

The new law contained a number of provisions, including making it a felony offense to transport illegal immigrants and instituting new fines for those caught hiring illegal immigrants.

But its most contentious provision is that it requires "legal" aliens to carry their documents with them at all times, and allows police officers to ask for documents individuals they "suspect" might be illegal aliens, during routine investigations.

The bill's critics say the measure institutes a standard of racial profiling since many illegal aliens are Hispanic.

Polls from mid-2010 [1][2] indicate between 55 and 70 percent of Americans supported the measure.  Of those who didn't support, it, one poll indicates nearly half of them opposed it because they felt it didn't go far enough, surprisingly.  However, a poll by the Associated Press and Univision showed that race was a deep determinant of support, with most whites supporting the poll, but most Hispanics opposing it.  

Some Arizona police officers said that they would not try to enforce the new law out of moral objections, even if they were told to.

Several lawsuits and legal challenges have been filed against the law, which they say amounts to legislated racism and is unconstitutional.  A Federal U.S. District Judge, Susan Bolton, issued an injunction last July, right before the law was set to go into full effect.

She barred several parts of the law, including a provision "authorizing the warrantless arrest of a person" suspected of being an illegal immigrant, a provision that makes it a crime to fail to apply for or carry alien registration papers, and a provision that makes it a crime "for an unauthorized alien to solicit, apply for, or perform work."

While some may have mixed feelings on illegal immigration, they may wish to make note that the act is the latest of multiple bills on a state and federal level that look to expand allowances for warrantless arrests of American citizens not committing crimes.

III. Government Can't Catch LulzSec to Save Their Servers

The recent LulzSec hacks on U.S. government agencies -- which include distributed denial of service takedown of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agencya hack of U.S. Senate servers, and an attack on an affiliate of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation -- have yet again demonstrated an appalling level of incompetence in cybersecurity on a state and federal level.

A recent government audit found that one in three FBI cyber investigations officers was incompetent by industry standards.

Despite rival hackers posting the handles of LulzSec's key players -- "Topiary", "Sabu", and "Kayla" (M) -- they seem no closer to arrest the group's members.

Thus far the only arrest has been a hacker who went by "Chippy1337" (real name: Ryan Cleary).  A former member of the 4-Chan-related hacker collective Anonymous, Mr. Cleary reportedly had published server logs of members of Anonymous.  The group responded by excommunicating the young man and "doxing" him -- reveal his real world identity, including address, online.

Mr. Cleary had marginal ties to LulzSec, maintaining one of their several IRC chat servers.  He was arrested in Britain earlier this week.

Similar to the arrest of Robert Cavenaugh -- another hacker who anger Anonymous -- Mr. Cleary's arrest shows what seems to be a clear effort by LulzSec and/or Anonymous to feed the government supposed members (really enemies of the group) to throw them off their trail.

Recent posts have revealed that LulzSec is a splinter group of Anonymous who wanted to perform higher profile attacks, and thus distanced themselves from the greater group.  The group's members are believed to have orchestrated the February 2011 attacks on security firm HBGary, which cast a light on CEO Aaron Barr's questionable social engineering tactics.  Disgraced, Mr. Barr was forced to resign to "focus on taking care of my family and rebuilding my reputation."


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I'm glad LulzSec is doing this
By BigToque on 6/24/2011 11:51:39 AM , Rating: -1
This is exactly what people should be doing, because it's the only way any of these corrupt corporations and governments are going to be exposed, and it's the only way things are going to change.

EVERY government official should have their Name, Address and Phone Number publicly accessible for everyone to see. Since they're not, and I can't expect that level of disclosure from a private corporation, I'm glad LulzSec has released what they have and I hope it continues for a LONG time.

None of these corrupt policies, laws, and behavior would exist if people had to put their identity on the things they did. They hide behind "I'm just doing my job". They do things because they know they won't be held accountable.

I hope everyone identified in that torrent is squirming.

Doing something you shouldn't be? Make sure to look over your shoulder after you do it, because someone knows where you live now...




RE: I'm glad LulzSec is doing this
By Yames on 6/24/2011 12:02:17 PM , Rating: 2
How does being a cop from Arizona have anything to do with a law that was passed by the legislature of Arizona. For all we know these cops that were "exposed" could be against these laws.

You may not like the law, but it was passed through proper channels. The only thing corrupt here is the lulz dorks.


RE: I'm glad LulzSec is doing this
By Bostlabs on 6/24/2011 3:46:53 PM , Rating: 2
Yes and they know their spouses info, their children's info, where they live, how to contact them, etc...

These jokers should be charged with any crime that happens to these innocent people. Funny, they publicly stated that they wouldn't do that. Shows how far that they can be 'trusted' to honor their word. That would be zero.

When they are caught, and they will be, I hope Bubba visits them several times and loves them long time.


RE: I'm glad LulzSec is doing this
By BigToque on 6/25/2011 1:26:25 AM , Rating: 2
The children! The children! Won't someone please think of the children?!?

Don't do things you shouldn't be doing and you have nothing to worry about. Isn't that how it goes?

Do the right thing, and people will take care of you.


RE: I'm glad LulzSec is doing this
By Bostlabs on 6/27/2011 1:12:49 PM , Rating: 2
So you are saying it is ok that their family can be targeted and it is perfectly fine if they get hurt, kidnapped or killed?

It's a very sad world we live in now if this is the new norm.


RE: I'm glad LulzSec is doing this
By th3pwn3r on 6/25/2011 3:08:10 PM , Rating: 1
Your hopes of "Bubba" visiting someone are morally wrong as well. You're no better than LulzSec, maybe even worse. What good could come out of Bubba's visits? At least Lulzsec may push some good changes to take effect. Only time will tell though.


RE: I'm glad LulzSec is doing this
By Bostlabs on 6/27/2011 1:16:04 PM , Rating: 2
Perhaps, but there is a price from what they are doing. Bubba is only part of the price.

Don't want to pay that price. Don't do the crime for the Lolz.

As for me being no better than LolzSec.... I will get no joy or LOlz out of that happening to them. They made the choice to do what they did for the lolz. There is a price for their fun. I expect them to pay that in full. If part of that price is Bubba then so be it.


RE: I'm glad LulzSec is doing this
By th3pwn3r on 6/25/2011 3:05:05 PM , Rating: 1
I agree and it all comes down to morals in the end. If my work is pushing me towards doing something shady then I'll find a new job instead of knowing I don't have to worry about it because consequences for my actions will be non-existent.


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