AHPA Statement: Safety Compromised After Hackers Release Confidential DPS Info


AHPA LogoOfficer Safety Compromised After Hackers Release Confidential DPS Information

Association wants individuals prosecuted to the highest degree of the law

Phoenix, AZ – The Arizona Highway Patrol Association (AHPA) was made aware that hackers, that identify themselves as LulzSec, released confidential information from the Department of Public Safety’s (DPS).  AHPA is concerned that the files released could jeopardize the safety of many DPS officers and employees.

“Law enforcement officials go to many lengths to protect their identities,” states Jimmy Chavez, President of the AHPA.  “These individuals maliciously released confidential information knowing the safety of DPS employees, and their families, would be compromised.  A threat to release more DPS files demonstrates how heinous the hackers are willing to act. The AHPA would like to see the people brought to justice and prosecuted to the highest degree of the law.”

Founded in 1958, the AHPA’s mission is to promote the positive role of Law Enforcement Professionals, and to protect and secure rights and benefits for their members through effective representation with local, state and national governments.

Media contact: Stacey Dillon – Public Safety Authority Medias – Stacey@psamedias.com

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READ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COVERAGE – 6/28/2011

READ FOXNEWS.COM’S REPORT – 6/25/2011

READ LA TIMES COVERAGE – 6/24/2011

READ ABC 15′S COVERAGE – 6/24/2011

READ FOX 10′S COVERAGE – 6/24/2011

READ KTAR’S COVERAGE – 6/24/2011

READ KGUN’S COVERAGE – 6.24.2011

READ CNN’S REPORT – 6/24/2011

READ FOX 10′S COVERAGE – 6/24/2011

READ KFYI’S COVERAGE – 6/24/2011

READ ABC 15′S COVERAGE – 6/23/2011 & 6/24/2011

READ WALL STREET JOURNAL’S REPORT – 6/24/2011

READ THE EXAMINER – 6/23/2011

READ TUCSON SENTENTIAL COVERAGE – 6/23/2011

READ FOX 10′S COVERAGE WITH AHPA’S STATEMENT- 6/23/2011

READ KGUN’S COVERAGE WITH AHPA’S STATEMENT – 6/23/2011

DPS Officers: Compromised Accounts Put Them in Danger: MyFoxPHOENIX.com

Who Are the LulzSec Hackers Who Targeted DPS?: MyFoxPHOENIX.com

Who Are the LulzSec Hackers Who Targeted DPS?: MyFoxPHOENIX.com

Group Says It Hacked Ariz. Public Safety Files: MyFoxPHOENIX.com