‘AntiSec’ claims to hack 10GB data from US law enforcement agencies
The hacking group claimed that they have gained access to about 70 websites of law enforcement agency and have accessed and obtained their emails, credit card information and other sensitive data. The hacking group said that they have done this activity because of the arrest of their members in UK and United States.
In a statement, AntiSec said that they have hacked about 10GB data and their attack has affected Law Enforcement agencies in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Mississippi. Earlier, this hacking group which consists members from LulzSec and Anonymous has launched a similar attack on Arizona police in June.
Anti Sec in a statement said, “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.”
On June 31, Scotland Yard arrested a 18 year old suspect, Jake Davis who is believed to be a hacker, associated with Anonymous and LulzSec. Scotland Yard also said that Davis also acted as a spokesperson for both hacking groups. Davis has been prohibited from using Internet after being released on bail.
Law enforcement agencies reaction
Enforcement agencies have not commented on the matter and there are still confusions on the hacking incident as none of the officials know what kind of stuff has been hacked by AntiSec.
Lt. Persundra Jones said he knows that website was down but he does not have much idea what was happening. Lt. Persundra Jones said, “We don't know what's really going on. We have no idea.”
In the past few months, hacking attacks have increased to a great extent especially against the U.S. government agencies. AntiSec has joined the list of other hacking groups such as Anonymous and LulzSec which have launched recent attacks on US government agencies.