AntiSec, the high profile hacking organisation formed from members of both Anonymous and Lulzsec have released more than 10GB of confidential data from 70 different law enforcement agencies in the United States.
This is one of the largest data dumps yet in history and has been posted into the public domain as revenge for the recent arrests in the UK and US of alleged hackers associated with the groups.
The data upload has been posted as a Bitorrent release and available from many search sites. The dump includes a wide range of data from 56 law enforcement web sites and 300 different email accounts. The release is named ‘Shooting Sheriffs Saturday’ as it includes information from the Missouri Sheriffs Association web site.
Additionally, the leaked data includes information from various police training files as well as a list of people who sent data to an online ‘anonymous’ crime tip system. There is also server related data and login passwords and identities in the release.
AntiSec say on their twitter page “Arresting people that are involved with Anonymous is pointless. It’s like the war on drugs, people are still going to do drugs.”
The pastebin data contains a lot of commentary from the hacking organisation “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. 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 continue by saying “We lol’d as we watched the news reports come in, quoting various Sheriffs who denied that they were ever hacked, that any personal information was stolen, that they did not store snitch info on their servers. Many lulz have been had as we taunted the sheriffs by responding to their denials by tweeting teasers exposing their SSNs, passwords, addresses, and private emails. We also took the liberty to backdoor their online store and capture a few credit card numbers, which were used to make involuntary donations to the ACLU, the EFF, the Bradley Manning Support Network, and more. Despite active FBI investigations and their additional security measures, they could not stop us from owning their servers, stealing their identities, and dropping all their data. Two weeks later only a few of the sites are up with limited functionality as we scared them into removing any dynamic PHP scripts, forcing them to use static HTML content.”
Kitguru says: This is surely going to cause much embarrassment with authorities.