Another day, another release of private files from LulzSec. Earlier today the very public and apparently very busy cyber hacking group announced on its official web site that it had "hundreds of private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords belonging to Arizona law enforcement." The reason for the release is to protest a law passed in Arizona in 2010 that some people believe targets immigrants unfairly.
LulzSec released the documents via a file download on the Pirate Bay web site. According to a story at the Wall Street Journal, a spokesperson from the Arizona Department of Public Safety said that the LulzSec release "appeared to be authentic". The apparent source of the leak came from the "email accounts of eight officers." In its press release LulzSec said, "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”.
This is just the latest in a string of cyber attacks from the LulzSec group in the past two months. The group has targeted several gaming web sites including Minecraft and Escapist Magazine and attacked the servers of the MMO EVE Online and the US servers of Nintendo. The group has also attacked Sony owned web sites, the CIA web site, PBS.org and more.