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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

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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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RE: So tired of racism
By The Raven on 6/27/2011 11:25:22 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, I am no only part-Mexican, but HALF Mexican.

You are exhibiting prejudice as racist as those who you revile.
#1 I am "white" (though my dad and his family are all "dark")
#2 I do not speak Spanish (fluently anyway). It has always been on my to do list, but my job requires that I focus on Japanese. So anyway, I had to use an online translator to read your insults.

Look I don't know where you get off insulting me... I said that I probably agreed with you on policy (though I'm not sure what you believe should be done)...
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I do not want to talk immigration policy with you because I think we would agree , but with regard to the law it seems that you and I are at odds.

I'm sorry if anything I said was interpereted as an attack on you. Let's not make this personal. It is an international problem. I spoke of it as such.

But you firing back like this make me wonder what you would propose? Lawlessness? My point is that we need law. You make it sound like you think that people are either anarchists or racists.

And also my point was that there is racism everywhere, not just the United States. Say what you will to prove me wrong on these points, but please keep the racist personal attacks to a minimum.

Again, I feel for you and your husband in your situation. But I cannot come to a discussion on immigration and base my opinion of the law solely on the emotion I feel when I hear stories such as yours (and I do not mean that to be offensively dismissive at all). I feel sad and then realize that we do need law. I can't just feel sad and then decide that just because I'm sad that we need to open the borders. It either makes sense or it doesn't. My personal feelings are irrelevant. Though that could act as the catalyst for me to push for reform (which I do).
I subscribe to the Libertarian party's platform here...
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3.4 Free Trade and Migration
We support the removal of governmental impediments to free trade. Political freedom and escape from tyranny demand that individuals not be unreasonably constrained by government in the crossing of political boundaries. Economic freedom demands the unrestricted movement of human as well as financial capital across national borders. However, we support control over the entry into our country of foreign nationals who pose a credible threat to security, health or property.
http://www.lp.org/platform

And while we're at it...
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3.5 Rights and Discrimination
We condemn bigotry as irrational and repugnant. Government should not deny or abridge any individual's rights based on sex, wealth, race, color, creed, age, national origin, personal habits, political preference or sexual orientation. Parents, or other guardians, have the right to raise their children according to their own standards and beliefs.


RE: So tired of racism
By soyItaliana on 6/27/2011 3:14:55 PM , Rating: 2
Ok, maybe I was a little hard on you. I am Italian and its hard wired in to be hot headed and emotional : ( but when you implied that I am only upset because I am married to a Mexican, it made me feel like you thought I was shallow. Even if things didn't work out with him and I, I will still feel the same about what this country is doing and how they're doing it. In your post there were just some keywords that caused me to see red as some would say. I want everyone to be proud of who they are on the inside. Not be so proud that a person would be racist though. I will not pretend to understand all the poiltics involved in this, but I do know in your second recomendation about governing the law not being misused and so on, may I ask you something? Who will be in the streets making sure this happens? I am not trying to argue with you anymore, I just don't feel secure that if we shake our finger at big brother and say hey no racial profiling that they will just listen ya know? Did you mention your skin is white even though you are hlaf Mexican? I am part Italian and my skin is white as snow, so it is fair to say that you and I will never know what it feels like to be stopped walking our dog, or just going down to the corner store and be questioned because we look illega ( how does an illegal look anyway?) A loaded down truck filled with produce? Come on man...it just isn't right. I never said I thought the borders should be wide open, but the hard working people that came here illegaly should not be spoken to or about like they're animals or aliens from another planet. Do you know about the factories in Mexico that the US owns that uses Mexican women over there as slaves and the mexican government turning a blind eye because we pay them very well? What about all those young women raped and killed or worse burried alive? In order to start some kind of reform I personally feel all these new laws need to be removed completely to show good faith that we are not a racist country. Then everyone needs to come back to the table and Mexico needs to be involved too. It needs to be easier( finacially) for them to come to work or visit and go through a complete list of checks in Mexico and if theyre caught doing drrugs, drinking and driving, selling drugs any violent crimes they are deported. I agree with that. And of course I know there is racism in every country. And it is foolish no matter where it is. I have lost faith in my country for good reason. My fondest memory of my country is back in the 80's and 90's when I was growing up. My issues while have alot to do with this issue at hand it doesn't stop there,and did not just happen over night. It has been decling for many years, in short I feel like we have just gone mad here. As far as my insults I am sorry, I do get very emotional. For the most part I would describe my words to you as being harsh or scoulding more than let's say filthy. The only bad word I uused was cabron and for that again I'm sorry.

Ok...and for the person who didn't like the song I cut and pasted on here : ) What can I say I was born in the 70's and I'm just one of those goofy,emotional lets hold hands in a circle, why can't we all just get along type of girl : ) I'm sowwee...


RE: So tired of racism
By The Raven on 6/28/2011 2:11:01 AM , Rating: 2
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when you implied that I am only upset because I am married to a Mexican, it made me feel like you thought I was shallow.
Sorry, I meant that I see it as why you think it is racism. And to tell you the truth I meant to say a "dark" Mexican. If you were married to a "white" Mexican then you would not see it as racism, I guess. I was just trying to show that the matter is Americans vs. Mexicans (so to speak) and not white skin vs. brown skin. People who think Mexicans (not dark-skinned people) are a threat to the economy, their jobs or whatever. Are there racist people here in America? Most definitely. But we cannot just say that everyone here is racist. That is totally unfair and untrue of the majority of people who push these types of laws. I say this in defense of them, even though I disagree with their long-term policy.
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I will not pretend to understand all the poiltics involved in this, but I do know in your second recomendation about governing the law not being misused and so on, may I ask you something? Who will be in the streets making sure this happens? I am not trying to argue with you anymore, I just don't feel secure that if we shake our finger at big brother and say hey no racial profiling that they will just listen ya know?
The short answer is: good cops. That is all we can do. And unfortunately, even some good cops see so much of the negative sides of society that they develop prejudices as an unavoidable consequence of what they experience on the job. So racism on the job for a cop might be unavoidable I think, but as I said in a different post, the requirement that cops have probable cause has been around for sometime and is sufficient for our discussion. Yes there are people out there with badges and guns... do we trust them? We'll why wouldn't we if we are the ones who asked them to patrol the streets?
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Did you mention your skin is white even though you are hlaf Mexican? I am part Italian and my skin is white as snow, so it is fair to say that you and I will never know what it feels like to be stopped walking our dog, or just going down to the corner store and be questioned because we look illegal ( how does an illegal look anyway?) A loaded down truck filled with produce? Come on man...it just isn't right.
Well again probable cause is key here. What you speak of is what led to the Watts riots in LA. These laws state that if someone is stopped and questioned for another reason (e.g. speeding) then when they hand the cop their L&R the cop can check to see if they are legal just like they will do with "whites". They cannot just raid a quinceaƱera and ask for everyone's papers. Besides, have you ever been somewhere like California where there is a large latino population? There are so many latinos that that is all the cops would have time to do: just checking IDs all day lol.
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I never said I thought the borders should be wide open, but the hard working people that came here illegaly should not be spoken to or about like they're animals or aliens from another planet.
I'm not sure what you are referring to, but that is true. No one should be treated like an animal.
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As far as my insults I am sorry, I do get very emotional.
Apology accepted. You definitely get a pass here because you are understandably upset about the situation with your husband. I would expect nothing less as far as emotion goes. I'm just trying to be a voice of reason. Because reason often gets thrown out the window when our emotions take over.

I'm still wondering how you two ended up in the US even though your husband is somehow ineligible to be a resident.


RE: So tired of racism
By soyItaliana on 6/29/2011 1:26:12 PM , Rating: 2
I respectfully disagree that they are a threat to our economy, I don't see any ilegals coming over taking jobs from " the white man" my husband refused to come here under a fake name, he came here iegally this is true, but while he was here he was offered ss numbers from many whites selling them for 300 -400-500 and refused he worked here under the same name he used in Mexico and just paid into the ilegal status tax pool and most know what I'm talking about. I hear so many people say they come here take our benefits and dont pay our taxes. HA! Thats all I have to say about that.

And as far as everyday cops somehow being racist as a product of their enviroment no amor no. Listen I know its a hard job very hard and so dangerous and that is why we are not all cops right? But you have to be self disciplined be prejadist of the crimes not of skin color. I'm going to share a little TMI with you, when I was 12 a Mexican neighbor had her nephew from Mexico over well this family was always so nice to me, my mom was always working to pay the bills and the mother over there always fed me ( I loved her white rice) : ) anyway long story short the nephew forced himself on me and I carried hatred for a long time against the race that made me an ass whole but the difference is I'm not anymore. It is ignorant to judge all people from that race on some people that are idiots. What if I said all white men are pedaphiles just because there are alot out there? Wouldn't be cool right?

You ask how my husband and I got to where we are today? Its simple he came here ilegally we were together for 2 years then we got married here in Florida through the clerk of the circuit court. He went back to see his 2 daughters, I couldn't go with him because I have a daughter and her father is a butt head and would not give me permission to get a passport for her. Even now, he will not et me take her even to The Embassy for an appointment if we could get up the 5k it would take. Its a nightmare! Her father pays no child support sees her at his leasure and is having a baby with someone else, its a control thing. He can't control anything else in my life, but he knows I will not leave here without her even to visit my husband in Mexico. And my husband's ineligibilty is only from the Italian disease " FUNDS-R-LOW" haha but seriously jokes aside the only thing stopping him from coming back here is money. God Bless you and all I ask of you is to take a good look in the mirror babe. There is a lot of pressure here to be as white as you can be. Just don't sacrafice your values please. Love who you are and be proud. And always ask yourself before speaking or acting WWJD? Peace my friend


RE: So tired of racism
By The Raven on 7/1/2011 2:05:36 AM , Rating: 2
You misunderstood me on a couple of things:
1) I do not think immigrants are a threat to the economy. I was talking about that as a reason that others are resistant to allow people in easily (illegal or legal). I mentioned this because you say it is racism. I say it is not and that it is more of a difference of opinion from people like you a and me who think cheap (or skilled) labor is good for the economy. I'm saying that just because someone wants to beef up the border or what not doesn't make them a racist. And that is a serious charge. That is like calling someone a pedophile without any case against them.

2) RE: racist cops: I'm just saying that there will always be racist cops (or at least cops who use race to make decisions) and some of them are raised that way and others become that way through other means like what I said and also your story of the kid from Mexico. You have bad experiences and your views are changed. You know how difficult it can be to change that as a result of your experience.
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He went back to see his 2 daughters, I couldn't go with him because I have a daughter and her father is a butt head and would not give me permission to get a passport for her.
Ahh... the ol' "broken home" story... I've heard this one too many times (and no I'm not judging you, as I am the product of a broken home myself). I met several Brasileros and Peruanos in Japan who could not marry their "fiance" because their legal spouse would not agree to divorce because they would lose their immigration status and be deported. Some just did it on paper to get into the country, but many were nice couples who fell out of love or what have you. And then they couldn't get on with their lives because they couldn't get divorced. They told me that there were ways around this but that it cost money and a lot of effort. (Again, this is an example that no country is perfect, racism is everywhere and so you shouldn't be so down on the US.)

So what to do? Maybe you can call your ex's bluff and tell him that he can have full custody of your daughter so that you can go to Mexico. Being a deadbeat, he will refuse and you can use that against him in court to get full custody. Well that is how it works in the movies anyway lol. But best of luck to you with that. As I said, my parents were divorced when I was 4 y/o and that had a huge impact on me. It was an ugly divorce with a lot of fighting throughout my formative years. So I wish you and especially your daughter the best.
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There is a lot of pressure here to be as white as you can be. Just don't sacrafice your values please. Love who you are and be proud. And always ask yourself before speaking or acting WWJD?
I've never been pressured to be white so I'm not sure what you are talking about. I am white skinned Mexican, but I am a freedom loving American on the inside. Unfortunately it seems most people in the US forget where they came from... a rag tag bunch of people who cherished their freedom: people who fought and died for their freedom or people who emmigrated here for freedom at great expense. Freedom is what this country was founded on and we should hold that dear. You should hold that dear. Don't be ashamed to be an American. Jesus wouldn't deny the principles that made our country great in the first place, he would try to restore them. (Peter would be the one to deny his heritage...3 times!!! ;-)


RE: So tired of racism
By soyItaliana on 7/1/2011 12:50:13 PM , Rating: 2
oh wow, a man who knows his bible? awsome! I will keep this short as we have pretty much talked everything out huh? The only thing out of all that you said that I want to reply about is my ex and my daughter. I ove her so much, I just won't take chances that she might think I am was serious. That would look like I was willing to leave her here and me go onto Mexico and start a new life. No way! She has had her heart broken enough and she is only 9 I am the only person in this world that she has man, I love her so much. I wouldn't even play like I was going to do something like that I just cant. If that means I can't be with my husband well then I guess I'll just have to live with it and be sad until she is older and can go with me. But there again, its not fair to make him wait for me that long either. I give up!


RE: So tired of racism
By The Raven on 7/1/2011 4:03:43 PM , Rating: 2
Oh I wasn't serious on that one...but speaking of someone who knows their bible...it is like the wisdom of Solomon, no? ;-)
It is like threatening to cut a baby in half. Only in the old testament is it considered wise to threaten something liek that lol. Try doing that in today's America... whoo... you'd be considered a dangerous psychopath.

In conclusion, please continue to fight the good fight to allow more hard working people over here, but please don't accuse people of being racist as their reason to want the borders difficult to cross. It is mean spirited and turns people off to the real argument.


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