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LulzSec hacks Arizona law enforcement e-mail system

updated 08:10 pm EDT, Thu June 23, 2011

Internal documents posted for review

Hacking collective LulzSec has continued to keep up a swift pace in its hacking endeavors, today announcing that it has released hundreds of documents from Arizona law enforcement e-mail systems. The documents are claimed to include personal correspondence, private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, and other information, some of which is classified as sensitive and not intended for public disclosure.

"We are targeting AZDPS specifically because we are against SB1070 and the racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona," the hacking group said in a bulletin.

The sensitive documents are claimed to shed light on subjects such as border protection, counter-terrorism operations, and strategies for using informants to investigate groups such as "gangs, cartels, motorcycle clubs, Nazi groups, and protest movements."

UK police recently arrested an alleged LulzSec leader, a 19-year-old man accused of involvement in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) atacks and network hacks. LulzSec denies the individual's significance, however, claiming he merely provided servers used for some of the group's IRC chats.

Aside from Arizona law enforcement, the hackers also claimed responsibility for hacks or DDoS attacks targeting the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency, the CIA's website, the US Senate website, and a site related to the FBI.

"Every week we plan on releasing more classified documents and embarrassing 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,'" LulzSec added.




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