Arizona state police said they are checking the security of the agency’s computer system after hackers infiltrated the networks and published online information concerning homeland security, The Associated Press reports.
Lulz Security claimed last Thursday it successfully accessed the Arizona Department of Public Safety computer system and took data including sensitive case files and the phone numbers and addresses of some officers.
Some of the files LulzSec posted online included invitations to conferences and inspirational messages. Others discussed activity and habits of drug cartels and threats to homeland security, and many came from the Department of Homeland Security.
So far, only seven out of DPS’ 1,700 employees have had their email accounts compromised and their personal information seized by the hackers, an agency spokesman said.
LulzSec said the reasons for targeting DPS were the state’s strict immigration enforcement law known as SB1070 “and the racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona.”
The hacker group announced over Twitter this weekend it plans to disband, after launching a series of attacks on targets such as the U.S. Senate, Sony and CIA.