LulzSec Leaks Arizona Docs to Protest Immigration Law
Also: 'Most-wanted' hacker says he doesn't fear arrest
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jun 24, 2011 6:20 AM CDT
A May 31 frame grab of the PBS website after it was hacked by LulzSec.   (AP Photo, File)

(Newser) – Fuming at Arizona’s anti-immigration law, LulzSec hackers are taking revenge: They’ve released “hundreds” of Arizona law enforcement documents. These include “intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords,” the group said in a statement. They’ve chosen their target “specifically because we are against SB1070 and the racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona.”

“Hackers of the world are uniting and taking direct action against our common oppressors—the government, corporations, police, and militaries of the world.” The move appears to be a shift for LulzSec, whose previous hacks, the group said, were largely for entertainment, notes TechCrunch. Meanwhile, despite the arrest of the LulzSec hackers’ reported “mastermind,” a leader of the group says he’s not worried about a thing. For one thing, Ryan Cleary “isn't part of LulzSec... No LulzSec arrests have been made. Our Twitter hasn't even been suspended,” the hacker, who calls himself Topiary, tells Adrian Chen of Gawker. Besides, “worrying is for fools!”

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Jun 27, 2011 2:26 AM CDT
I don't necessarily consider myself a consequentialist per se, but I think that history has shown us that sometimes certain acts of civil disobedience have been what was necessary to bring about what was just and right.
Jun 24, 2011 7:16 PM CDT
Flame of revolution starts with a single spark.
Jun 24, 2011 2:04 PM CDT