*Taken from the Wall Street Journal. Video at link.
A group of hackers that has claimed attacks on websites run by the U.S. Senate and the Central Intelligence Agency posted a cache of documents from Arizona police, calling it a protest against a controversial state law.
On Thursday, Lulz Security posted files labeled as training manuals, emails, intelligence documents and other material that it says it poached from the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
LulzSec, as the group commonly refers to itself, said the posting of the documents was a protest of Arizona’s SB1070, controversial state legislation that critics say is anti-immigration. The key provision of the law has been frozen because of legal challenges.
“We are targeting AZDPS specifically because we are against SB1070 and the racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona,” LulzSec said in a release. “Hackers of the world are uniting and taking direct action against our common oppressors—the government, corporations, police, and militaries of the world.”