All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘lulzsec’

FBI Anonymous Hackers Net Over 100k Employees’ Info

Reuters and the Atlantic Wire reported today about hacktivist collective Anonymous, which utilized backdoor entry to gain access to over 100,000 government employees’ information. It all started last year, but we learned about it when 28-year-old Lauri Love, a British hacker loosely associated with Anonymous, was arrested in October for stealing the information. Love’s hacking team had installed backdoor malware …

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Australia Claims To Have Nabbed LulzSec Leader, Anonymous Says They Nabbed A Troll

Just last week, a member of LulzSec was sentenced for his part in the Sony Pictures hack in 2011 that saw information from the site being spread across the Internet. Now Australia says it’s nabbed another member of the notorious hacking group. The Australian Federal Police announced yesterday evening that they arrested Matt Flannery, a 24-year-old IT professional from Point …

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LulzSec Hacker Responsible For Sony Hack Gets A Year In Prison

In 2011, LulzSec was a name that everybody knew. They were the hacking group behind the PlayStation Network hack of 2011 that brought the service down for more than a month. They were also responsible for a number of other attacks on companies over the course of a few months. Since then, the members of LulzSec have been rounded up …

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What’s Life Like Without The Internet? Just Ask This Ex-Anonymous Member

We tend to think of the Internet as something that’s needed for everyday life. It’s now gotten to the point where our online identity is still active even when we’re not physically at a computer or mobile device. It seems like it would be impossible to go without the Internet, but what happens when we’re forced out of the online …

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Lulz Security: Two Hacking Suspects Plead Guilty to Computer Crimes

Lulz Security, a group of highly-skilled computer hackers who operate under the motto, “The world’s leaders in high-quality entertainment at your expense”, was recently dealt a blow when two individuals linked to the organization pled guilty to numerous computer crimes. Two other suspects who were arrested around the same time pled not guilty to the charges. According to British police, …

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LulzSec Is Back And Out For Revenge

Whether those within the Internet collective like it or not, the defining moment for them this year was the betrayal of Sabu that led to the arrests of various LulzSec members. After that point, Anonymous went on the offensive, but claimed that LulzSec was dead. They didn’t need a separate group acting under the Anonymous banner, Anonymous was enough. Some …

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Suspected LulzSec Hacker Enters Guilty Plea

It was reported earlier last month that multiple members of LulzSec had been arrested after one if its key members, Sabu, turned them over to the authorities. One of the hackers involved with LulzSec, Cody Kretsinger, has just entered a guilty plea in federal court in California. Reuters is reporting that Kretsinger has reversed his not guilty plea after working …

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LulzSec May Be Getting The Band Back Together

LulzSec was a major ticket item last year as the group hacked a number of high profile Web sites all in the name of the “lulz.” After their so called “50 Day Cruise,” the group broke up and went their separate ways. LulzSec has been a hot ticket item in the news again recently as many of its members had …

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Anonymous Timeline Alleges #AntiSec an FBI Creation

Affiliates of the Anonymous movement are no stranger to FBI infiltration. Now, however, the hackers and their supporters are wondering if the #AntiSec group was not only infiltrated by federal investigators, but whether the group was itself a creation of the FBI, intended as a honeypot to attract the movement’s top hackers. Anonymous PR Wing @YourAnonNews announced its suspicions on …

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Anonymous Strikes Back After LulzSec Arrests

We reported yesterday that members of the Anonymous splinter group LulzSec were being arrested around the world. It was also revealed that Sabu, a leader in LulzSec, cooperated with federal authorities which led to the arrests. Anonymous didn’t let this get them down and proceeded to get revenge. They took down all the sites within the PandaLabs family and defaced …

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LulzSec Indictments Available Online

We just brought you coverage of Sabu’s LulzSec betrayal. And now, the court documents that were unsealed this morning in the six hackers’ indictments come to you on the interwebs. Here’s Sabu’s: Monsegur, Hector Xavier Information And Jeremy Hammond’s: Hammond, Jeremy Complaint Ackroyd and Company: Ackroyd, Et Al. Indictment And O’Cearrbhail again: Cearrbhail Donncha Complaint We’ll keep you informed as …

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LulzSec Turncoat: Sabu Betrays His Own

Three key hackers were arrested today, and two more charged with conspiracy, in actions by law enforcement agents in the United States and Great Britain. The five hackers, who have ties to Anonymous, LulzSec, Internet Feds, and AntiSec, were allegedly betrayed by one of their own. In a remarkable display of internet finkdom, former LulzSec ringleader Hector Xavier Monsegur (you …

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Is This The Face of Anonymous and LulzSec?

A British teenager, who prosecutors say is a top member of hacktivist groups Anonymous and LulzSec, was released today on bail. The 18-year-old Jake Davis has no criminal record. Davis, known as “Topiary” on the web, is being charged in correlation with hacks against Sony, UK criminal authorities, UK health authorities, and the Rupert Murdoch organization News International. He was …

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LulzSec Versus TeaMp0isoN: When Hackers Attack Hackers

Not everyone in the hacker community smiles upon the shenanigans of LulzSec, the hacker group du-jour of the moment. Seriously, just check out Google News. Right now, LulzSec is a mainstay, and while this publication is adding to it, we concentrate on the web. LulzSec has gained crossover appeal, with stories of their exploits going mainstream. Did they get to …

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UK Police Claim LulzSec Arrest, LulzSec Says “You Got the Wrong Guy”

Not to self, when arresting somebody, make sure they are who you think they are before you go bragging about it. Just ask the Metropolitan Police, who are housed in the United Kingdom. After claiming they made an arrest of a 19-year old who was apparently part of a DDoS attack, it was hinted that the teen was a member …

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LulzSec Has Some Fun With Their 1000th Tweet

What, exactly, is the appeal of LulzSec? Here lately, just about every move the group has made gets large amounts of Internet media love, with rarely a dissenting look. This publication, including this author, is guilty of the same. In fact, LulzSec is viewed as a mischievous group who openly hide in plain sight, almost a social media Robin Hood …

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LulzSec Takes Down CIA.gov, Hacking Simply for Enjoyment

The hacker group LulzSec, famous for their gaming community hacks, is moving on to bigger targets. While the group has claimed responsibility for hacks and data dumps against Sony, Bethesda, and Nintendo in the past, they recently went after the U.S. Senate and have now taken down the CIA’s website. That’s right, for a window of a few hours yesterday …

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LulzSec’s Titanic Takeover Tuesday Takes Down Gaming Communites

Alliteration aside, Tuesday, June 14, proved to be a productive day for the hacktivist group of the moment, LulzSec. Granted, productive is a relative term here, but whatever your views are towards the mischievous hacker community, the group did get a great deal accomplished when it took down a number of video game-friendly sites and services. After posting a phone …

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Sony Hack The Next Goal of PBS Hackers LulzSec

LulzSec says that it is “the beginning of the end” for Sony. The hacker group has officially made Sony their number one priority after their successful and highly publicized attack of PBS earlier this week. In response to the PBS documentary “WikiSecrets,” LulzSec launched an attack that involved the leaking of PBS press passwords on pastebin and the posting of …

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