Arizona DPS system hacked: LulzSec group claims responsibility

The Arizona Republic, By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, Matt Haldane and Shaun McKinnon, Jun. 24, 2011

Computer experts are trying to determine how an international group of hackers broke into the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s computers on Thursday and downloaded and released hundreds of law-enforcement files. The hacking group LulzSec, which has taken responsibility for breaching the websites of the CIA and the U.S. Senate, said in a bulletin that it targeted the DPS because LulzSec opposes Senate Bill 1070, a law the Arizona Legislature passed that widened law-enforcement officers’ ability to apprehend illegal immigrants. The law is largely on hold pending a review by the U.S. Supreme Court. The DPS files, posted on LulzSec’s website, include personal information about officers and numerous documents ranging from routine alerts from out-of-state police agencies to videos and photos about the hazards of police work and operations of drug gangs. The names of the files are as innocuous as “resume” and “evaluation form” and as provocative as “cartel leader threatens deadly force on U.S. police.” In its Web posting, the group said the files were primarily related to U.S. Border Patrol and counterterrorism operations. The hackers vowed to release more classified documents each week as a way to embarrass authorities and sabotage their work. http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/06/23/20110623lulzsec-hacks-into-arizona-dps-system-abrk23-ON.html#ixzz1RG24hcGG

Advertisements
  1. Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: