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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

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 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.
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.
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 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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