Anonymous strikes back

(AFP Photo / Roberto Gerdino)
The hacktivist group, Anonymous, has been rather quiet lately. The recent arrest of an alleged key player of LulzSec, Jake Davis, is to blame for the lull.

Davis, also known as “Topiary,” was arrested at his home in Scotland by an e-crime unit in late July.

Now the 19-year-old’s arrest has become the key motive for the latest attack.

Anonymous on Thursday added another casualty to their list, Texas law enforcement, with a massive email, internal documents and addresses leak.

Anon made their intentions clear in a statement that was released to the web:

“We are doing this in solidarity with the ‘Anonymous 16’ PayPal LOIC defendants, accused LulzSec member Jake Davis ‘Topiary,’ protesters arrested during #OpBart actions, Bradley Manning, Stephen Watt and other hackers and leakers worldwide,” the group said.

Anon said they've been laying dormant in Texan law enforcement servers, getting ready for this instance. Now Anonymous has exposed 3 gigabytes of Police Chief emails and shutdown their website.

The email dump brings racism and bigotry out in the open to what was supposed to be confidential police chat.

Robert Wieners, police chief of Friendswood, Texas, wrote in one unearthed email, “that stupid bitch who started that stolen car chase at Yale and 610 got what she deserved (I’ll bet she was fat and black too). Same with that pervert that got shot by the county. Fuck that guy, see ya.”

“That all sounds like good police work to me. Those folks got the criminal cure. It’s guaranteed, they will never commit a crime again,” the police chief went on to say.

In another email, law enforcement agents call each other “fag” and accuse Muslims of inbreeding.

In an email with the subject line, “1,400 years of inbreeding among Muslims,” an officer expresses his thoughts on followers of Islam:

“Don’t know but if it is true that they have as a common practice of marrying first cousins, all kinds of problems can erupt. OK, I looked at all my ‘hoax sites’ but couldn’t find anything.”

The article they were referring to reads, “I admit that I have not studied the Koran or Quroan or whatever it is, nor do I intend to!! I was subjected to enough of their total nonsense as only a casual observer in their part of the world :( …I only forward this for your reading pleasure and to add to our understanding of the Muslim world. Sharing my opinion that they need to stay in their own sandbox instead of trying to inflict their insane beliefs and religion upon civilized people.”

Is this the start of another wave of attacks from the hacktivist? Injustices beware.