Hmmm ... I think the war on drug sucks too. Same for the racist SB1070 law
Arizona DPS system hacked: LulzSec group claims responsibility
by Matt Haldane - Jun. 23, 2011 06:08 PM
The Arizona Republic-12 News Breaking News Team
An international group identifying itself as LulzSec claims it hacked into the Arizona Department of Public Safety's computer and downloaded a trove of sensitive law enforcement files now being distributed on the Internet.
LulzSec said in a
bulletin that it targeted DPS because it opposes SB 1070,
a law the Arizona Legislature passed that widened state law-enforcement officers'
ability to target illegal immigrants.
The law, which has been copied by several states,
is largely on hold pending a review by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Steve Harrison, a DPS spokesperson,
confirmed late Thursday that the agency's system had been hacked earlier in the day.
He told 12 News the agency had heard rumors that someone was working on hacking the agency's system,
but DPS could not do anything until the system was actually breached.
Experts are working on closing the loopholes and have closed external access to the DPS system.
Officers can still communicate internally, Harrison said.
According to news reports,
the anonymous computer-hacking group has taken credit for breaching
websites of the Central Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Senate,
the Public Broadcast System, and numerous video game companies -- Sony being the latest target.
LulzSec posts its exploits on
Twitter, and as of Thursday,
claimed more than 261,200 followers.
On Thursday afternoon,
LulzSec taunted Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on his official account,
saying, "Media? Heat? You?"
The tweet included an expletive in Spanish aimed at the Border Patrol.
[Perhaps Ch*nga la Migra?]
Asked if Maricopa County was taking special precautions amid the high-profile attacks,
a county spokesman declined to provide details, saying only,
"We are always vigilant."
In a bulletin accompanying the latest torrent of information, LulzSec said:
"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 group said it would release more information every week
to embarrass military and law enforcement officials
"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.' "
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