Hacker group LulzSec has vowed to release secret government documents, promising the first dump to take place last Friday. However, the classified documents were exposed even earlier.
It took LulzSec about a week to keep their promise and dump classified documents. The Internet community was unaware of the contents of the first dump until last Thursday, but now the world knows what they released.
LulzSec announced on the world’s largest BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay that the document dump included secret documents of the police department of Arizona. The hacker group claimed that it was releasing hundreds of private intelligence bulletins, along with training manuals, private emails, including names, phone numbers, addresses and even passwords of Arizona law enforcement. The reason for choosing AZDPS as a target was that LulzSec were against SB1070, as well as the racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona.
The release content was only intended for official use and classified as “law enforcement sensitive” and “not for public distribution”. The documents included into the dump mostly related to border patrol and counter-terrorism operations, outlining the use of informants whose task was to infiltrate different motorcycle clubs, gangs, Nazi groups, cartels, and protest movements.
LulzSec also noted that they planned on releasing such classified documents every week, thus embarrassing personal data of military and law enforcement. Their primary target was to reveal the racist and corrupt nature of the law enforcement, as well as to sabotage their efforts to terrorize communities. The group calls for all hackers throughout the world to unite and take direct action against their main oppressors, including the government, corporations, police, and militaries of the world.
The file of the sensitive data LulzSec has released on The Pirate Bay is almost 450 MB, which means that it’s no small file dump of secret content. In addition, it means that if someone wants to know the specifics of the content, it will likely require a certain amount of crowd sourcing to find this out, providing that they are gutsy enough to download the file in the first place.
So, the first document dump proved that if LulzSec said they are going to release something, they would keep their promise.