The hacking group Anonymous claims it's stolen and leaked personal emails and other documents—including "seductive girlfriend pictures"—belonging to Arizona Department of Public Safety officers. Hacker Summer continues.
The leak, a 155.7 megabyte archive uploaded to the Pirate Bay, comes just under a week after the defunct hacking group Lulz Security dumped hundreds of sensitive Arizona DPS documents in retaliation for Arizona's "racial profiling anti-immigrant" policies.
Anonymous is taking up where LulzSec left off. It's carrying on "Operation Antisec," which is aimed at stealing and leaking government documents. (Uh, like pictures of police officers' girlfriends? Do they have tattoos of classified NSA documents on their backs or something?)
"Just when you thought it was over, we're hitting the Arizona police state with our second round of attacks," reads the press release. This time, it's personal:
we're dumping booty pirated from a dozen Arizona police officer's personal email accounts looking specifically for humiliating dirt. This leak has names, addresses, phone numbers, passwords, social security numbers, online dating account info, voicemails, chat logs, and seductive girlfriend pictures belonging to a dozen Arizona police officers. We found more internal police reports, cops forwarding racist chain emails, k9 drug unit cops who use percocets, and a convicted sex offender who was part of FOP Maricopa Lodge Five.
(We haven't been able to download the leak to check its contents yet)
Update: Well, after a few minutes going through the leak, it looks legit. Seems like hackers gained access to the personal email accounts (Yahoo, Hotmail, etc) of 11 Arizona DPS officers. The files include many family photos, a few pictures of what appears to be one officers' young girlfriend in her underwear, mortgage and tax documents, as well as personal emails and some official documents that must have been attachments.
One email thread from June 25th is talking about the first time the Arizona DPS was hacked. Oops. Another 2008 report about one "Officer Yaste" shows he forgot to bring his gun to work and "fell asleep while on duty."
But why leak this random personal info? Half of these supposedly "racist" cops appear to be either Latino, or married to Latinas. As a political statement against Arizona's immigration law, publishing the pictures of the kids of police officers who happened to have bad passwords is pathetic.