LulzSec Finally Quits
LulzSec has just announced its decision to quit after 50 days of “Lulz.”
As a parting gift, the hacking group has released a torrent on the Pirate Bay of information it claimed belonged to Arizona law enforcement agencies, which is now available for download, in what they say is their last operation. This authenticity of the claim has been confirmed by the law enforcement themselves. This raises concerns about the safety of innocents who had no say in the law which LulzSec is targeting. The torrent uploaded contains databases including personal data, emails, phone numbers and names.
LulzSec says that the Department of Public Safety was targeted due to a law requiring residents to carry documents at all times. A strange law sure, but its a bit out of character for the hacking group we think, which usually messes with gaming networks and Security organizations just for “Lulz.”
It’s hard to say why the group of six suddenly decided to quit. Was it because of too much heat from law enforcement authorities? Or maybe the Essex arrest hit home? Or maybe IRC leaks like the ones the vigilantes calling themselves “web ninjas” published?
This is the message from the press release(actually a text file)
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 embarrassing [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”.
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