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Hundreds more Arizona police emails leaked by hackers

Anonymous breaks into union websites, officer emails

For the third time in a week, Arizona police websites and emails have been compromised. Hacking into 8 police union websites, the international group Anonymous leaked Thursday night what it claimed were passwords for over 1,200 officers, and hundreds of private documents and emails.

Defaced were the Fraternal Order of Police websites azfop.com, azfop78.com, azfop5.com, tucsonfop.com, mesafop.com, azfop32.com, azfop50.com, and azfop58.com in what the hackers called Chinga La Migra Tres (Fuck the Border Patrol 3).

Most of the websites were quickly shut down, but azfop5.com and azfop32.com each displayed a notice from the hackers and a video of Public Enemy's "Hazy Shade of Criminal" just after 10 p.m. (see screenshot at right). Both sites were retitled "h00h0 fraternal 0wnage of police #antisec."

Included in those hacked were Tucson Lodge #1 FOP head Brandon Musgrave, past Tucson FOP president Lorraine Thompson, and Tucson FOP treasurer Irma Price. Musgrave and Price are Tucson Police Department officers; Thompsno a retired TPD detective.

None of those whose emails were leaked were immediately available for comment.

While both Anonymous and the group that pulled of the initial hack of the Department of Public Safety say they're targeting Arizona police because of SB 1070, apparently none of the three hacks have penetrated any departmental computers.

Rather, the first two leaks were based on compromised email accounts. Thursday's leak happened after hackers broke into websites run by one of Arizona's police unions. While some DPS officers are members of the Fraternal Order of Police, the union has members in departments across the state, including the Tucson Police Department.

Said Anonymous, which announced the leak on Twitter:

For the third knockout blow against Arizona law enforcement, we decided to get destructive. We're defacing eight AZ Fraternal Order of Police websites and releasing a master list of over 1200 officer's usernames, passwords, and email addresses. Additionally we are leaking hundreds of private FOP documents and several more mail spools belonging to FOP presidents, vice presidents, secretaries, a police chief, and the FOP Labor Council executive directory and webmaster whose insecure web development skills was responsible for this whole mess. We're doing this not only because we are opposed to SB1070 and the racist Arizona police state, but because we want a world free from police, prisons and politicians altogether.

In this batch of emails we found more racist email chain emails, including Springerville's police chief Mike Nuttal forwarding jokes about torturing "ragheads". FOP president Brandon L Musgrave was also forwarding anti-muslim emails while also purchasing large amounts of guns, so we're dumping his paypal and credit card information as well. Other drama includes internal arguments over FOP positions, disputes over arrested FOP member Michelle Preiss, lots of crude anti-Obama jokes, and lots lots more. Amusingly we also were reading James Mann's emails as they were discussing the AZDPS hacks and struggling to send out press releases explaining why they had a sex offender in their FOP ranks. Initially James changed all his passwords and pulled the AZFOP sites down out of fear of impending hacker attacks, but there is no stopping the kind of chaos we bring upon all those who cross our path.

Truth be told we've been passing around this password list amongst our black hat comrades for a while now. Much to our amusement we've been reading everybody's emails looking for dirt and personal info, while leaking bits and pieces to expose and instill fear into the crooked cops of Arizona. However the list proved to be too great, and now we are seeking community assistance in going through everybody's inbox to retrieve and expose their secrets. Go forth and bring mayhem to the lives of these corrupt officers, and tell us what you find on irc.anonops.li #antisec.

Let this third and crushing blow against Arizona police send a strong message to the ruling class around the world. You will no longer be able to operate your campaign of terror against immigrants and working people in secrecy: we will find you, expose you, and knock you off the internet. Many lulz have been had while we purposefully strung you along slowly and painfully for the past two weeks. We know exactly what we're doing, so think twice before considering crossing us.

Hackers of the world, join us as we resist against the governments and corporations of the world, for there is enough bounty for everybody aboard the good ship #antisec.

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Jul 1, 2011, 9:15 am
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Excellent reportage of this matter; thank you, Dylan Smith and Tucson sentinel.

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The website azfop5.com was defaced by hackers Thursday night.