Hackers Target Law Enforcement, Dumping 10 Gigs Of Private Data

An Anonymous-affiliated group called AntiSec hacked more than 70 small-town sheriff’s departments and other law enforcement agencies, downloading more than 10 gigabytes of e-mail messages, passwords, social security numbers, credit card numbers, and messages from confidential informants. In a statement following the cyberattack, the hackers said they targeted law enforcement “in solidarity with” hackers currently facing criminal charges in court, “as well as all other political prisoners who are facing the gun of the crooked court system,” and that they “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.”