LulzSec Releases Arizona Law-Enforcement Data, Gets Political

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In response to Arizona's controversial immigration law, increasingly hyperactive hacker group LulzSec says it has released hundreds of private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal e-mail addresses, names, phone numbers, home addresses, and passwords belonging to Arizona law-enforcement officers. "We are targeting Arizona Department of Public Safety specifically because we are against SB1070 and the racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona," LulzSec said.

Now that the group has swapped kicks for causes, it sounds like they don't plan on stopping. In addition to racial profiling and SB1070, LulzSec voiced its opposition to drug laws, the military, and law enforcement on the whole. (The group has previously expressed vague opposition to government in general.) From the statement:


Every week we plan on releasing more classified documents and embarassing [sic] 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”.

It's interesting, because LulzSec has recently made the specific point that their work is "just for lulz," and that they hack "just because they find it entertaining." Of course, that was last week, and this is the Internet.

LulzSec Releases Arizona Law Enforcement Data, Claims Retaliation For Immigration Law [TechCrunch]