updated 2/22/2012 10:19:30 AM ET 2012-02-22T15:19:30

A group of hacktivists has leaked the names, addresses, phone numbers and email passwords of more than 100 police officers stolen from the database of the Los Angeles County Police Canine Association (LACPCA) website.

Calling itself "CabinCr3w," the hackers posted a list of 127 LACPCA members, representing, among others, the Whittier, Los Angeles, South Gate, Palos Verdes and El Monte police departments, as well as police departments in New Mexico and Washington state.

The LACPCA, an organization that promotes the welfare and safety of canine law enforcement teams, did not respond to a request for comment, but confirmed to Cnet  that the site was hacked and the FBI was involved. The LACPCA is not affiliated with the Los Angeles Police Department. 

Like the Anonymous hackers  it affiliates itself with, CabinCr3w gave a name to its leak, in this case "OpPiggyBank," and prefaced the leak with a mission statement denouncing the poor security practices and unnamed "injustices" of law enforcement and government websites.

"Over the past three weeks, we in the cabin have been targeting law enforcement site across the United States, be it for injustices they have allowed through ignorance or naivety, or to point out the fact that their insecurity failed to protect the safety of those they took an oath to serve," the group wrote.

Along with the names, email addresses and phone numbers included in the leak, the hackers claim they also have their hands on more than 15,000 police warrants, hundreds of thousands of court summons, information on confidential narcotics informants and thousands of police reports.

CabinCr3w also claims to have found " questionable material " in the email inbox of one particular Los Angeles-area police officer. The hackers say they found "disturbing content" of images they said could be considered child pornography. The group did not release the photos in question, but said they would contact "the appropriate organizations protecting children from exploitation online."

The Pastebin post names the officer and gives his address, but SecurityNewsDaily has looked at the photos on other sites and they are far from child pornography. Instead, they're part of a frequently forwarded chain joke email with the subject line "Men in Training" dating back to at least 2008, and they're PG-13-rated at the worst.

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