In retaliation of the recent arrests of their alleged members, the hacking collectives Anonymous and LulzSec recently infiltrated the websites of more than 70 U.S. law enforcement institutions across the United States and released this weekend 10 gigabytes of confidential information.
The hacktivists claimed to have accessed and leaked hundreds of emails, passwords, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers for U.S. officers from websites in 11 states, most hosted or maintained by a single company.
“We are doing this in solidarity with Topiary and the Anonymous PayPal LOIC defendants as well as all other political prisoners who are facing the gun of the crooked court system,” wrote the two collectives in the document. “We stand in support of all those who struggle against the injustices of the state and capitalism using whatever tactics are most effective, even if that means breaking their laws in order to expose their corruption.”
“You may bust a few of us, but we greatly outnumber you, and you can never stop us from continuing to destroy your systems and leak your data,” they added.
The released data marks the largest batch of leaked information the groups have uploaded to date. According to the collectives, it took them “less than 24 hours to root BJM’s server and copy all their data,” to their private servers.
Watchdog reviewed the sites listed by Anonymous and found connections to Arkansas firm Brooks-Jeffrey Marketing for nearly all the sites. BJM's own website, bjmweb.com, was offline late Sunday evening.
“A recent DHS bulletin has called us ‘script kiddies’ that lack ‘any capability to inflict damage to critical infrastructure,’ yet we continue to get in and out of any system we please, destroying and dropping dox on the mightiest of government systems that are supposed to be protecting their sick nightmare of ‘law and order,'” the AntiSec groups stated. “You are losing the cyberwar, and the attacks against the governments, militaries, and corporations of the world will continue to escalate.”