Posts Tagged ‘Lulz’


Posted: June 20, 2011 in News, Opinion
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I’m gonna go ahead and call this just a bit late.  Didn’t their CIA, FIB, RSA, etc. websites already suffer major attacks…

Just like our government to get caught with their pants down then spend millions trying to cover it up with puff piece like this –> [Pentagon constructing virtual cyber warfare training ground]

Favorite Excerpt from the article:

Now, those combating cyberterrorism will have a similar training ground, with the United States’ Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) building a mock internet on which to test defense strategies. The fake web will allow the agency to simulate different scenarios and plan the best response to various types of cyberattack. 

Translation… “We had no idea we were so vulnerable and we have no strategic way to train or combat these attacks, so we are making up a story about a virtual training ground (that doesn’t exist yet) which we will use in the future to defend ourselves.”

Thanks for the good LULZ Pentagon …. HAHAHAHA.

However I do like this generic high tech picture they use to make themselves seem smart.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Internet hackers say they have compromised the security of more than 1,000 accounts at a Connecticut-based FBI partner organization.

The online hacking collective Lulz Security says it attacked a local section of InfraGard, a partnership between the FBI and the private sector to share security information. Connecticut InfraGard’s website is down.

FBI spokeswoman Jenny Shearer in Washington says the agency is aware of the attack and that the website is shut down as a precaution. She declined to comment on the extent of any damage.

Lulz claimed responsibility for the breach in a Twitter posting Sunday night.

The anonymous group takes credit for an April security breach of Sony Corp’s PlayStation Network. The hackers also say they are responsible for attacks on the CIA webpage and the U.S. Senate computer system. [Hackers claim attack on FBI partner in Conn.]


Everybody Getting Hit

Cyberattacks on governments, corporations and individuals are spiking. Sony’s PlayStation Network, Lockheed Martin, PBS, Google’s Gmail passwords, Nintendo and Citigroup’s credit-card customers’ files have all been hacked, causing concern and significant financial damage.

“Our opponents can attack at any time, using any method at their disposal, and only need to be successful once,” say Jason Andress, author of Cyber Warfare: Techniques, Tactics and Tools for Security Practitioners. “We have to be alert and react to every attack. This applies to every system, network and organization equally. Military, critical infrastructure, and corporate systems are all part of the ongoing fight.”

And it’s not just big companies and governments, either. The Anti-Phishing Working Group is reporting that more than one-third of respondents to a new web vulnerabilities survey were repeat victims of phishing. Thirty-seven percent reported their web sites had phishing or spoof sites planted on their web servers two or more times before, a statistic that reflects both the persistence of phishers and the difficulties of keeping them at bay.

“Phishers value compromised web sites highly because they are much harder for interveners to take down. They’re confident that they’ll be able to identify and exploit sites, and do so repeatedly,” said APWG Research Fellow Dave Piscitello of ICANN.

“Victims are not mitigating exploits entirely or are not implementing adequate measures to keep them away,” he added. “Keeping all components of a web site — OS, web server, applications and content — patch-current and applying the most secure configuration options possible could significantly reduce initial and repeat attacks.” [Hackers Take Sega Data — LulzSec Offers To Help]

Let The Hack Attack Begin

Posted: June 20, 2011 in News
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LulzSec is bragging about their most recent breach where they have taken down the British police website.  It was the branch that attempts to arrest organized crime in England and many other areas of the world…This is an interesting target because they were most likely looking for information where the British government and or other corrupt governments had been working alongside organized crime groups to achieve goals they could not publicly support.  For those of you who think any government working along side an organized crime group is a crazy idea check out The Bay Of Pigs Invasion, from the 1960’s where the USA government hired mercenaries to try and attack Cuba.

With Attacks on the FED, the CIA, and now the SOCA I for one can’t wait to see what information they are bring to the table in the near future.

Hackers bring down British police Website

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – Hackers temporarily knocked offline a Website run by the British police Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), which targets organized crime in Britain and overseas.

Lulz Security, a loosely aligned hacker group which said it brought down the SOCA Website on Monday, has gone after a long list of government and corporate Websites in the past month. Like the others, it was likely a denial-of-service attack where Lulz hackers bombarded the site with so many messages that it went offline.

“We are aware of claims that the SOCA Website has been attacked. The picture is not clear at this time but we are investigating the matter with our service provider,” said SOCA spokesman Richard Sellors.

Lulz also hacked into a U.S. Senate server, and claimed responsibility for temporarily knocking offline the CIA’s public Website.

In a posting on Sunday, Lulz Security declared that the “Lulz Lizard battle fleet is now declaring immediate and unremitting war” on government and whitehat security.

As part of that, Lulz, which derives its name from the plural variant of Internet slang for “laugh out loud,” urged its followers to hack into and deface government Websites.

“Top priority is to steal and leak any classified government information, including e-mail spools and documentation. Prime targets are banks and other high-ranking establishments,” Lulz said in the statement on Sunday.

Lulz said it was working with Anonymous, a second international group of hackers.

The groups’ stated goals have been murky. In the past, Anonymous has sought to support Julian Assange and Bradley Manning, who face charges after releasing U.S. government documents as part of Wikileaks.

Lulz has also sought to punish Sony Corp for failing to secure data but did so by releasing the data of Sony customers, exposing them to potential identity theft.

Meanwhile, a less public and more damaging series of hackers have targeted the International Monetary Fund and RSA, the security division of EMC Corp.

(Additional reporting by Georgina Prodhan in London; Editing by Gunna Dickson)