AntiSec releases 10GB of confidential government data

After the disbanding of LulzSec, a new formation was created with members from LulzSec and Anonymous with the same goal, to wreak havoc on the Internet and take down governments that don't agree with Wikileaks.

As the Internet seeks for open governments around the world, other members are hacking into government systems and stealing confidential data. Today, the largest cache of law enforcement data has been posted on Torrent websites, 10GB of it, according to boingboing.net.

The information was posted following what the group calls 'F*** FBI Friday'. The AntiSec made their announcement through there unusual means, pastee:

A week after we defaced and destroyed the websites of over 70 law enforcement agencies, we are releasing a massive amount of confidential information that is sure to embarass, discredit and incriminate police officers across the US. Over 10GB of information was leaked including hundreds of private email spools, password information, address and social security numbers, credit card numbers, snitch information, training files, and more. We hope that not only will dropping this info demonstrate the inherently corrupt nature of law enforcement using their own words, as well as result in possibly humiliation, firings, and possible charges against several officers, but that it will also disrupt and sabotage their ability to communicate and terrorize communities.

ZDnet claims that the released cache contains over 300 email accounts, personal information about suspects and police officers, a number of police training videos, and the contents of the anonymous tip system. The cache also includes a large amount of social security numbers and credit cards.

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exposing corrupt government and officials, im all for. It is the publics tax dollar paying them. If they are using the public for self-gain we have a right to know.

Massive unfiltered info leak - likely not too great. Mind you it will open doors and raise questions for some.. but I also think it will raise guns, kill people, and in the end aid and protect organized crime. The people who bring the crack, meth and firearms which destroy communities.

Should these folks keep at it, which they are likely to do - Im sure new controlled internet will make its way to the public that will **** off everybody.

If a person thinks about it, with @solid Knights comment, they are aiding and abetting known criminal gangs.... just another charge added to their already huge long list of criminal activity, they might not stop yet, but the heads WILL be tracked down, I guarantee it.

these ********in hillbillies couldnt hack their way out of a paperbag. they're a bunch of script kiddies running off exploits that havent been patched. They are not skillfull,and anyone whos taken computer science or read a few articles online can do that and more. But no one with a sane mind and a life would attempt to do such a thing because it is pointless,and illegal. These are kids that were neglected and ignored by their parents who were on the pipe,and probably dont have any friends. Sure, they might be getting away with it so far by spoofing MACs and jumping through proxies and VPNs while connecting to others wifi networks, but once you start messing with higher powers(than companies) like the FBI and law enforcement, they have the resources and time to trace all this,even if it might take time. And lets not forget,these are not the sharpest tools in the shed either,so im pretty sure theyve left a papertrail (considering a few of them have already been caught). Its just a matter of time before they're all doing life. Such a shame.

rippleman said,
10,000,000 bounty. Leader worth 1 million, underlings value dependent on involvement. Problem solved in less then 2 weeks i would predict.

lol

Just because a door is unlocked, doesn't give you the right to get inside and set the house on fire. These people are idiots. They actually do a disservice to the Internet community. Expect more draconian laws soon that will p-ss both you and me off in the future. Thanks to AntiSec. Crap.

Northgrove said,
Just because a door is unlocked, doesn't give you the right to get inside and set the house on fire. These people are idiots. They actually do a disservice to the Internet community. Expect more draconian laws soon that will p-ss both you and me off in the future. Thanks to AntiSec. Crap.

It's nothing like that. I don't even like using the house to Internet Security comparison at all but it would be closer to this:

The door was locked but not shut and they went in and made copies of all the information located in the file cabinet but put everything back nice and neat. Also made copies of the keys that you happened to have to your neighbor's houses.

When they left they changed your front door with a message painted on it but left the old door somewhere else.

There that's the best I can do with comparing it to a house

People that think because several people were caught that this will stop are just idiots. This just gives there agenda a purpose now. I mean seriously, this will not stop.

P.S. HACK THE PLANET!

Bad security? Yes, indeed. People/Gov'ts should better protect what they don't want stolen. But I don't believe anything is black or white. The release of this information could get someone killed. Whether they may or may not deserve it makes no difference, you/they don't know if they do or don't.
To me, it feels like releasing information like this is similar to a kid finding their father's gun. It may go off, it may not. I hope no one gets hurt.

This shows, at least, the government the consequences of bad security.
Perhaps proper action will be taken!

Tpiom said,
This shows, at least, the government the consequences of bad security.
Perhaps proper action will be taken!

Yes like forcing through further measures and laws that are attached to bigger packages to take away more freedoms and force more tracking on the american people.

They've done NOTHING to change anything for the better. None of these hacks and info leaks over the last year or two have done squat to change anything.

Yes, because everyone knows its a good idea to release information on people that submitted stuff "anonymously". They're quite the odd bunch. They fight for transparency, but they get ****ed off when one of them gets arrested for breaking the law. They get ****ed off when someone knows who one of them is and reports them.

I think the who fame **** has gotten to their heads a bit.

they're posting police info, they are people who are just doing their job. if you're going to go after people, and try to change things, don't start at the bottom, with people who can't change jack s**t, you might aim a little higher.

Moker said,
they're posting police info, they are people who are just doing their job. if you're going to go after people, and try to change things, don't start at the bottom, with people who can't change jack s**t, you might aim a little higher.

Just doing their job, huh? The Nazis said that, too. Doing one's job doesn't excuse unethical behavior.

It's not even funny anymore how much breaches have occured and how much data has been exposed but no actions have been taken against those who were responsible for keeping the data safe. None, zero, nil, nada. People will forgive their governments f*cking anything, given time enough.

cralias said,
no actions have been taken against those who were responsible for keeping the data safe
How do you know that?

cralias said,
People will forgive their governments f*cking anything, given time enough.

Not just governments. Look how quickly people were willing to bend over after the Sony hacking fiasco. "People" are generally just spineless until their life hits the skids because companies/governments didn't keep their data safe.

Kirkburn said,
How do you know that?

I don't.
At the same time, I'm not seeing any reports of investigations and actual remedies on the media. Might be that the involved bodies have chosen not to disclose such information. If so, I believe they should be made public to reinstate [my] trust in the system, if still possible.

majortom1981 said,
Why must the social security numbers be released?

Because they are attention wh*res, not freedom fighters

cekicen said,

Because they are attention wh*res, not freedom fighters

because the system is broke. In almost every country, the "national id" is public and the system works pretty well.

PlogCF said,
Who the heck is going to read 10GB of data anyway???!!

well probably not many. the press will though. and that fits easy on a BDR single layer is so cheap nowadays. dual layer no.

I really don't know how I feel about that.... They're like Robin Hoods, but with a twist of being very annoying and hurting people...

Farchord said,
I really don't know how I feel about that.... They're like Robin Hoods, but with a twist of being very annoying and hurting people...

I sing they are living in cuckoo land, even the best governments in the world cannot be completely transparent, because the general public could not handle certain truths about certain situations.

Unfortunately we do not live in an ideal world.

stevember said,

the general public could not handle certain truths about certain situations.

I find that assumption insulting. If "they" are doing things that would make me unhappy, there is a likelihood that they should not be doing them.

stevember said,

I sing they are living in cuckoo land, even the best governments in the world cannot be completely transparent, because the general public could not handle certain truths about certain situations.

Unfortunately we do not live in an ideal world.

yes dear mommy's there to say everything is fine.

I'm not fan of these movement but come on governement should be less present more transparent and only give critical services.

holdfast said,

I find that assumption insulting. If "they" are doing things that would make me unhappy, there is a likelihood that they should not be doing them.

I do think government should be accountable.

Let me explain, most people's perception of what is going on in the country is from the media, the media have for the most part an agenda therefore a biased view. In general people don't want to read good news, therefore what the government is doing good does not get heard. The rich people's point of view gets heard loudest. Always explained in a way that the lower class will get mad and related to their lives.

Take immigration it has happened since humans evolved, it is good for many economies granted it needs to be controlled. But put the general public in charge of immigration they would immediately stop it, they would not look at all the facts and figures, of which there is people that would not understand.

That is just one example.

NesTle said,

I'm not fan of these movement but come on governement should be less present more transparent and only give critical services.

But what a critical services is depends on what different people need, and their perception of what is needed.

Let's face it, certain religious groups would get rid of any blood transfusions. Now in my opinion that is crazy. But they would not see giving blood has a critical service.

Farchord said,
I really don't know how I feel about that.... They're like Robin Hoods, but with a twist of being very annoying and hurting people...

yeah but they are the silly sort. not quite as mean as anonymous