Lulzsec Newest Target? Arizona State Police Department

Lulzsec is at it again.  This time, the hactivist group targeted the Arizona State Police Department.

Lulz is getting evermore political, moving away from private company bashing and shading more towards the degradation of various government bodies.  They recently made an agreement with Anonymous, another notorious hactivist group, to start focusing their cyber-attack campaign on specific local and federal government agencies.  They have proven that they are able to accomplish this with great success.

The Arizona State Police acknowledged that the confidential information Lulzsec posted is  verifiable.  A statement by Lulzsec discussing the release of information gave their reasoning for the attacks. “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”.

In clear opposition to the SB1070 Bill, they aim to attract a wider audience to their cause.  Because of the volatility of the issue, one can be assured that they will receive considerable notoriety.

The tactics Lulzsec had been using to combat their opposition is certainly unlawful.  While they are more well known for their DDOS attacks, the most recent attacks are more than just disruptive–they unequivocally cross the line. The posting of private information could endanger the lives of others.

It will be interesting to observe the fallout from the attacks on the AZSPD.  The manner in which Lulzsec and their partners discuss political and social issues are bizarre.  There are more legal avenues to voice and opinion on different points of views.       



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