LulzSec Shuts down
In the past 2 months, we’ve seen a large number of hacks directed at a wide range of targets, the CIA, Sony Pictures, Nintendo and Sega. Lulz Security the group claiming responsibility for these hacks has announced they will stop their activities.
Their reason for hacking these websites and services in the first place is “All to selflessly entertain others – vanity, fame, recognition, all of these things are shadowed by our desire for that which we all love. The raw, uninterrupted, chaotic thrill of entertainment and anarchy”. LulzSec states it is trying to bring back the AntiSec movement and they hope they’ve achieved their initial goal of doing this within 50 days.
19 year old Richard Cleary who was arrested in Connection with the hacks was bailed yesterday after LulzSec claimed he wasn’t their head – he only ran the IRC Forum. At the end of their release, Lulzec pasted links to torrents where certain data can be downloaded. There’s data from the senate.gov website, Pron.com , Sony BMG, Sonypictures.com, PB.org, Fox.com, X Factor Contestant database, the UK ATM database and a host of other sensitive data.
LulzSec in the past few weeks has gained a lot of followers and fans. If you look at their twitter page for example, they’ve got over 200,000 followers. This makes it easy for the group to release Denial of Service software like we saw with Anonymous and Mastercard last year. All they have to do is post a link and it wil go viral very fast.
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