LulzSec’s First Secret Document Dump Hits Web One Day Early

LulzSec had vowed to expose secret government documents, saying that the dump was set to Friday. As far as “Western” societies are concerned, Friday isn’t for another several hours. Still, that hasn’t stopped LulzSec from dumping the classified documents now.

Note: This is an article I wrote that was published elsewhere first. It has been republished here for archival purposes

Yesterday, we reported on LulzSec saying that they will dump classified documents. The contents of the first dump was, up to now, completely unknown. Now, we know exactly what they released.

According to LulzSec’s posting on The Pirate Bay, the document dump consists of secret documents for Arizona’s police department. From the release notes:

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.

Every week we plan on releasing more classified documents and embarassing 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.

See you again real soon! ;D

The file is 446.6 MB, so it’s no small file dump either when it comes to secret material. The question, at this point, becomes, what are the specifics of this content anyway? It is very likely going to require a certain amount of crowdsourcing to figure out for those who are gutsy enough to download the file.

What this release does do, though, is say that when LulzSec says they are going to release something, they can be trusted to do so. On the surface, this does seem quite significant.

Drew Wilson on Twitter: @icecube85 and Google+.

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