Hackers linked to the AntiSec movement released a massive amount of data belonging to US police officers in order to avenge the arrests of hackers related to the notorious group.
The data cache, which is being called ‘Shooting Sheriffs Saturday Release’, contains information stolen from law enforcement agencies in the US including emails, passwords, personal information, data collected from informants, training files and social security numbers.
The hackers said in a statement posted on the website PasteBin, where the data was dumped, that they wanted to ‘embarrass, discredit and incriminate police officers across the US’.
“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. You may bust a few of us, but we greatly outnumber you, and you can never stop us from continuing to destroy your systems and leak your data,” the group said.
They also vowed to continue their attacks on US government and law enforcement agencies until the arrested hackers are released.
AntiSec also revealed that they used the stolen credit card information to make donations to ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Bradley Manning Support Network.