AntiSec hackers hit California State Law Enforcement Association

January 4, 2012
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Incidents
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When Operation AntiSec was started by Anonymous and LulzSec back in June and the two groups called on “any vessel, large or small, to open fire on any government or agency that crosses their path”, it was difficult to imagine that six month later hackers will still be at it.

The latest addition to the seemingly never-ending stream of hacks was made by a group of hackers “sailing” under the AntiSec banner as they downed the website of the California State Law Enforcement Association ( and the websites of eighteen other law enforcement associations’ sites hosted by CSLEA.

They have also apparently managed to access the Association’s servers, open a few backdoors to them and use them to exfiltrate as much sensitive information about its members as it was possible. The hackers say that they are still preparing a bigger dump of all the information they collected, but have released publicly several forum databases and mail spools, which prove that Ken Fair, the Association’s computer and networks systems technician in charge, failed to do a good job protecting its assets.

via Help Net Security, continued here.