The hacker group AntiSec's released 10 Gigabytes of data from 70 law enforcement agencies, including private e-mails, password information, address and social security numbers, credit card numbers, snitch information, training files and more. AntiSec claims the information includes evidence of corruption, humiliation, firings and possible charges against several officers. It said it hacked into the police websites to demonstrate its solidarity with the arrested hacker Topiary Anonymous PayPal LOIC defendants. They want law enforcement to:
"to experience just a taste of the kind of misery and suffering they inflict upon us on an everyday basis. Let this serve as a warning to would-be snitches and pigs that your leaders can no longer protect you: give up and turn on your masters now before it's too late.
AntiSec says it managed to less than 24 hours to perform the hack and copy all data into its servers. It also managed to leave a backdoor, which it exploited a week later. Some credit cards were used by hackers to donate money into ACLU, the EFF and the Bradley Manning Support Network accounts. AntiSec also admitted that some of its members were caught by police. Despite this, they say they'll continue to hack and expose private data. Below is a part from its PasteBin release:
A week after we defaced and destroyed the websites of over 70 law enforcement agencies, we are releasing a massive amount of confidential information that is sure to embarass, discredit and incriminate police officers across the US. Over 10GB of information was leaked including hundreds of private email spools, password information, address and social security numbers, credit card numbers, snitch information, training files, and more. We hope that not only will dropping this info demonstrate the inherently corrupt nature of law enforcement using their own words, as well as result in possibly humiliation, firings, and possible charges against several officers, but that it will also disrupt and sabotage their ability to communicate and terrorize communities. 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 neer stop us from continuing to destroy your systems and leak your data. We have no sympathy for any of the officers or informants who may be endangered by the release of their personal information. For too long they have been using and abusing our personal information, spying on us, arresting us, beating us, and thinking that they can get away with oppressing us in secrecy. Well it's retribution time: we want them to experience just a taste of the kind of misery and suffering they inflict upon us on an everyday basis. Let this serve as a warning to would-be snitches and pigs that your leaders can no longer protect you: give up and turn on your masters now before it's too late. It took less than 24 hours to root BJM's server and copy all their data to our private servers. Soon after, their servers were taken down and a news article came out suggesting they received advance FBI "credible threat" notice of a "hacking plot". At this point it was too late for them because the stolen files were gonna get leaked regardless. However we were surprised and delighted to see that not only did they relaunch a few sites less than a week later, but that their "bigger, faster server that offers more security" carried over our backdoors from their original box. This time we were not going to hesitate to pull the trigger: in less than an hour we rooted their new server and defaced all 70+ domains while their root user was still logged in and active. 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. 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". GIVE UP. You are losing the cyberwar, and the attacks against the governments, militaries, and corporations of the world will continue to escalate. Hackers, join us to make 2011 the year of leaks and revolutions.