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  1. LulzSec Launch Decentralized AntiSec Initiative, Hack More Things

    In the past couple of days LulzSec has been up to, well, a lot. After snagging and releasing 62,000 passwords last Thursday, LulzSec celebrated its 1000th twitter post with a mission statement of sorts, calling attention to the fact that they don't need to be bragging about all the targets they've hit and touching on their motivations for doing so. Their 1000th post statement says:
    Do you think every hacker announces everything they've hacked? We certainly haven't, and we're damn sure others are playing the silent game. Do you feel safe with your Facebook accounts, your Google Mail accounts, your Skype accounts? What makes you think a hacker isn't silently sitting inside all of these right now, sniping out individual people, or perhaps selling them off? You are a peon to these people. A toy. A string of characters with a value.This is what you should be fearful of, not us releasing things publicly, but the fact that someone hasn't released something publicly.

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  2. Busy Day for Lulzsec: Releases 62,000 Website Logins, Takes Down CIA.gov

    At 5:48 PM yesterday, hacker group Lulzsec claimed responsibility for taking down the CIA.gov website with a distributed denial of service attack. According to news outlets, the site was down or only intermittently accessibly until about 8:00 PM. Since the CIA site is publicly accessible, the likelihood that any sensitive information was compromised during the attack is highly unlikely. That doesn't make this attack any less embarrassing for the CIA, who surely do not take kindly to such provocations. While taking down the spy agency's website may seem like no mean feat, Lulzsec claimed on their Twitter feed that it was far from their "biggest" operation. For that, they directed users to a torrent of data gleaned from an intrusion into Sony's networks. Lulzsec followed up their attack by releasing over 62,000 password and email combinations for various web services, which apparently included Facebook and dating websites.

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  3. LulzSec, Anonymous and The Days Of Internet Rage

    Hacking seems to be on the mind of all those who utilize the Internet these days. It’s kind of a foregone conclusion that when you open something up to the vast legions of the web that it’s going to get wrecked by someone at some point. That hasn’t stopped folks from being incredibly lax about security, but this is a problem that stems from people who know little to nothing about the details making decisions in opposition to the advice they’re given from specialists. So the high-profile hacks of late were really inevitable.

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  4. Minecraft, EVE Online, The Escapist, League of Legends Hacked by Lulzsec

    Hacker group Lulzsec followed their massive porn site login dump and successful attacks against numerous game companies, by turning its sights to other gaming websites. Today, the group claimed responsibility for bringing down EVE Online, Minecraft's login server, and The Escapist website. As of writing, EVE Online and The Escapist's sites are still down, but Minecraft seems to have recovered. However, some of the groups Tweets seem to indicate that the damage may not be immediately apparent on the site. There is currently no word if any user information as affected by the intrusions. The DDOS attacks on these gaming sites were apparently motivated not by spite, but by request. As part of an event they've dubbed #TitanicTakeoverTuesday, the group is taking requests by Twitter and by phone. When the number is called, a speaker with a faux French accent using the name "Pierre Dubois" makes veiled reference to the groups Internet shenanigans. Lulzsec first rose to prominence some weeks ago after posting a fictitious article to the PBS website and otherwise defacing the site. UPDATE: Lulzsec now claims that the League of Legends login server has been taken down. (via Rock Paper Shotgun, Gamebreakers)

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  5. LulzSec Hacks Security Firm Black & Berg, Turns Down $10,000 Prize

    No reward necessary, the Lulz are enough. When cybersecurity consulting firm Black & Berg issued a challenge to hackers to change the picture on their website for a $10K reward and a position working with senior advisor Joe Black, LulzSec was more than happy to oblige. But LulzSec has said they won't be collecting the reward, leaving the message "Done, that was easy. Keep your money. We do it for the Lulz." on the Black & Berg homepage. Joe Black needn't worry about his reputation in light of the hack, as he is in good company with other LulzSec victims. The group also claims responsibility for hacks of PBS, Fox, a UK ATM, the television show X-Factor's contestant database, and InfraGuard (notable for its affiliation with the FBI) in addition to its highly publicized hack of Sony.

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  6. Nintendo Hacked by Lulzsec, but Don’t Worry

    Hacker group LulzSec, who claimed responsibility for a few recent notable hacks -- including a hack on PBS' servers that gave them control of and allowed them to deface a few of PBS' websites, as well as a hack on the FBI -- targeted a U.S. Nintendo server for one of its websites. Nintendo said the hack caused no damage and no sensitive information was stolen, nor has the hack caused any damage to the company's operations or its customers. After the hack, Lulzsec posted data on the Internet and claimed it was a Nintendo server configuration file. Nintendo acknowledged the hack, but made sure to note that the hack didn't result in any harm to Nintendo or its customers -- something important to make known after the recent month-long mess with Nintendo's competitor Sony. After Lulzsec posted the obtained data, they said they didn't mean Nintendo any harm, and they hoped Nintendo "plugs the gap," a message posted to their Twitter account. The hack comes the week Nintendo is launching their eShop for the Nintendo 3DS, the handheld's digital storefront, though it remains to be seen if the eShop launch had any weight on Lulzsec's decision to hack the Nintendo server. Though Nintendo stresses no damage was done, one can't help but assume they're beefing up their security, praying they aren't the next gaming giant to be hit by a severe hack and continuing to work on ways to doom their new handheld.

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  7. Hackers Deface PBS Website Following Frontline Report on WikiLeaks

    A hacker group trading under the name "lulzsec" was able to gain control of PBS' servers, defaced several websites, and posted an article to the PBS Newshour site claiming that deceased rapper Tupac Shakur was found alive in New Zealand. The group then posted several taunting messages to Twitter before methodically tweeting out PBS website passwords and other information the group gleaned during the attack. As of this morning, PBS was still struggling to contain the attack. The motive behind the attack seems to stem from a May, 24 Frontline report on WikiLeaks called "Wikisecrets," which the group found to not be to their liking. Some of the defaced pages also made reference to the continued incarceration of Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of leaking the documents to Wikileaks. The Frontline piece has received some criticism from Manning's supporters and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange as being an unfair and hostile portrayal of Manning and the Wikileaks operation. Attacks on Wikileaks, perceived or otherwise, has set off cyber attacks in the past, most notably with the hacker collective Anonymous. However, Lulzsec apparently claims no connection with the group. According to Wired, Lulzsec was responsible for a security breach at Sony and also for an attack on Fox.com which resulted in personal information from X-Factor applications being made publicly available. To read the hacked article in its entirety, and to see other pages defaced by Lulzsec, head over to our sister site Mediaite. (via NYTimes, Wired)

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