LulzSec last night broke its silence, claiming responsibility for successful hacks on U.S. Arizona law enforcement, the attack is the latest cyber raid carried out in the name of the group's ongoing Operation Anti-Security campaign.
Shifting its focus from denying recently charged hacker Ryan Cleary's membership, LulzSec released the information via a tweet on its Twitter feed, "Presenting Chinga La Migra: http://t.co/tQZ1uro | http://t.co/apl4g7J #AntiSec".
The information subsequently posted on its website included the emails, intelligence bulletins, training manuals, staff names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords of hundreds of Arizona law enforcement personnel.
A statement, that was later revealed as being written by the LulzSec's comrades-in-arms Anonymous, reported:
"We are releasing hundreds of private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords belonging to Arizona law enforcement. We are targeting AZDPS specifically because we are against SB1070 and the racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona.
"The documents classified as "law enforcement sensitive", "not for public distribution", and "for official use only" are primarily related to border patrol and counter-terrorism operations and describe the use of informants to infiltrate various gangs, cartels, motorcycle clubs, Nazi groups, and protest movements."
The joint message from LulzSec and Anonymous went on to outline the pair's plans to continue targeting law enforcement and military organisations:
"Every week we plan on releasing more classified documents and embarrassing personal details of military and law enforcement in an effort not just to reveal their racist and corrupt nature but to purposefully sabotage their efforts to terrorize communities fighting an unjust 'war on drugs'.
"Hackers of the world are uniting and taking direct action against our common oppressors - the government, corporations, police, and militaries of the world."
The information contained in the documents has since been verified as authentic by Arizona authorities.
LulzSec subsequently boasted on its Twitter feed, "Arizona clowns confirm documents are authentic: http://t.co/eMFd0k2 A lulz lizard always pays his debts."
The news comes after a pro-longed silence over what future attacks LulzSec and Anonymous were enacting. Since Monday and the news of Ryan Cleary's arrest and subsequent court appearance broke, LulzSec seemed more focused on denying Cleary's membership or involvement with the group.
LulzSec went on to promise that it had already successfully attacked several other organisations. "Releasing more goods on Monday! #AntiSec", read LulzSec's tweet.
Operation Anti-Security is an ongoing campaign led by LulzSec and Anonymous. It was announced earlier this month and has already seen the U.K. Serious Organised Crimes Agency's and two Brazilian Government owned websites hacked.