Mar 08

LulzSec leader Sabu was working for us, says FBI (Guardian, Mar 7, 2012):

Hacker – real name Hector Xavier Monsegur – helped US authorities bring charges against five others

The world’s most notorious computer hacker has been working as an informer for the FBI for at least the last six months, it emerged on Tuesday, providing information that has helped contribute to the charging of five others, including two Britons, for computer hacking offences.

Hector Xavier Monsegur, an unemployed 28-year-old Puerto Rican living in New York, was unmasked as “Sabu”, the leader of the LulzSec hacking group that has been behind a wave of cyber raids against American corporations including Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, the intelligence consultancy Stratfor, British and American law enforcement bodies, and the Irish political party Fine Gael.

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Mar 07

Flashback:

1 in 4 US Hackers ‘Is An FBI Informer’ (Guardian)

Congressman Ron Paul on  the Cyber Security Act: ‘They are doing everything in the world to control the internet.’

Law Professor: Counter Terrorism Czar Told Me There Is Going To Be An i-9/11 And An i-Patriot Act:

Lawrence Lessig, a respected Law Professor from Stanford University told an audience at this years Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Half Moon Bay, California, that “There’s going to be an i-9/11 event” which will act as a catalyst for a radical reworking of the law pertaining to the internet.


LulzSec hackers charged after ringleader turns informant (USA Today, Mar 6, 2012):

Five alleged hackers have been charged with breaking into the computer systems of governments, corporations and media organizations after the reputed head of the LulzSec ring became an FBI informant, authorities announced.

Update at 7:15 p.m. ET: The original post overlooked the arrest of Jeremy Hammond, 27, of Chicago, who was charged with hacking into the systems of Texas-based Stratfor, which provides geopolitical and military analysis for governments, corporations, media and other clients.

Federal officials alleged that Hammond and other members of AntiSec, which is loosely affiliated with LulzSec and Anonymous, stole (completely worthless!) Stratfor employee e-mails and account information for about 860,000 clients. The so-called hacktivists allegedly stole credit card information for about 60,000 users, which they posted to a website, and made $700,000 in unauthorized charges, the Chicago Tribune says. WikiLeaks later published some of the 5 million e-mails pilfered from Stratfor in December.

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Oct 13

Sabu, the erstwhile leader of the hacking crew, says he is effectively on the run as he gives interview to Reddit readers about LulzSec’s achievements, Facebook, sentencing and more.


The LulzSec hacking group hit a number of sites in a spree in May and July 2011; now its leader Sabu has given an interview on Reddit. Photograph: Reuters

Lulzsec hacker: ‘we still have Sun emails, stored in China’ (Guardian, Oct. 10, 2011):

The hacker who styles himself “Sabu”, erstwhile leader of the LulzSechacking crew, claims to have a cache of emails copied from the Sun which are being stored on a Chinese server, along with data from a number of other hacks.

But he claimed this weekend that they will not be released yet: “there are a lot of interesting dumps we’re sitting on due to timing,” he wrote on his Twitter feed. He claims that hackers have broken into banks including HSBC and “a few others” but that they have found “no smoking guns yet” in the data there.

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Jul 19

For the Lulz?

Hackers Are Everywhere. Panic! (PCMag)


LulzSec Is Back After Hacking The Front Page Of The Sun, Redirecting To Story About Rupert Murdoch’s Death (ZeroHedge, July 18, 2011):

It was only a few short weeks ago that we reported that the hacker group LulzSec which among others hacked the FBI, Sony, and who knows how many other security agencies, has decided to shut down. That didn’t last long. As of a few minutes ago, The Sun’s front page redirects to a makeshift website called New-Times.co.uk which carries a headline story titled “Media Moguls Body Discovered” which reports that “Rupert Murdoch, the controversial media mogul, has reportedly been found dead in his garden, police announce.” Readers can experience the hack for themselves by going to thesun.co.uk. Naturally, that this is like poking a stick in an already angry hornet’s nest goes without mention. As for the masses, we expect the distraction should be quite welcome.

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Jul 07

Flashback:

Congressman Ron Paul on  the Cyber Security Act: ‘They are doing everything in the world to control the internet.’

Law Professor: Counter Terrorism Czar Told Me There Is Going To Be An i-9/11 And An i-Patriot Act:

Lawrence Lessig, a respected Law Professor from Stanford University told an audience at this years Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Half Moon Bay, California, that “There’s going to be an i-9/11 event” which will act as a catalyst for a radical reworking of the law pertaining to the internet.

Looks like the US government wants to further control the internet before the greatest financial collapse in world history happens, because this may not be good enough:

– Former governor Jesse Ventura Conspiracy Theory: Police State (And FEMA Concentration Camps)

And if this is true…

1 in 4 US Hackers ‘Is An FBI Informer’ (Guardian)

… then how come the FBI is not able to do anything about this?


Hackers Are Everywhere. Panic! (PCMag, June 17, 2011):

When is the last time you can recall so many news items about hackers? It’s become a massive meme within society as a whole. Hardly a day goes by without some discussion or news about hackers.

And, I should mention this right off: If there was ever any attempt to soft-pedal the word hacker versus cracker (with hacker meaning a guy who likes to fool around with his computer to discover new things and the cracker meaning the evil, black-hat criminal), well that definition is done. The hacker today is now the cracker for all practical purposes of discussion.

Now that I have that definition out of the way, let me try and figure out what is going on here.

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Jun 28


Announcement: Lulzsec announced their disbandment last night

We’re not quitting because we’re afraid of the FBI, we’re just bored, claim LulzSec hackers as they abruptly disband (Daily Mail, June 27, 2011):

Hacking ground LulzSec are not disbanding because they are afraid of the FBI, they are simply bored, one member has claimed today.

The group has attacked the CIA, FBI and Sony, boasting of wreaking havoc across the internet.

But yesterday they announced on Twitter they are to disband – with the authorities fast closing in on them.

‘We’re not quitting because we’re afraid of law enforcement,’ the LulzSec member said in a conversation with The Associated Press over the Internet voice program Skype yesterday.

‘The press are getting bored of us, and we’re getting bored of us.’

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Jun 16

Flashback:

Congressman Ron Paul on  the Cyber Security Act: ‘They are doing everything in the world to control the internet.’

Law Professor: Counter Terrorism Czar Told Me There Is Going To Be An i-9/11 And An i-Patriot Act:

Lawrence Lessig, a respected Law Professor from Stanford University told an audience at this years Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Half Moon Bay, California, that “There’s going to be an i-9/11 event” which will act as a catalyst for a radical reworking of the law pertaining to the internet.

The Last Roundup: MAIN CORE

Looks like the US government wants to further control the internet before the greatest financial collapse in world history happens, because this may not be good enough:

– Former governor Jesse Ventura Conspiracy Theory: Police State (And FEMA Concentration Camps)

No event (worth mentioning) happens in America (and worldwide) ‘for the lulz’.

1 in 4 US Hackers ‘Is An FBI Informer’ (Guardian)


LulzSec ‘takes down’ CIA website (BBC News, June 16, 2011)

CIA website down temporarily; LulzSec takes credit for the hack [Updated] (Los Angeles Times, June 16, 2011)

LulzSec kills CIA website for the lulz and Twitter taunts (Computerworld, June 16, 2011)

Lulzsec takes down the US CIA (Inquirer, June 16, 2011):

HACKERS FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT Lulzsec took down the CIA web site yesterday, ‘for the lulz’.

The group, which hacks or takes down up to three or more online presences a day, announced the hack last night on its twitter feed, saying “Tango down – cia.gov – for the lulz“.

The apparent denial of service attack came on the same day that the hackers opened up a phone request line for targets and continued to rain down its own brand of entertainment on a number of gaming sites, including Eve Online.

This attack seems to have been a brief one and apparently took the US spooks’ web site down for only about an hour. Unlike when it hacked the US Senate, Lulzsec has not released any plundered data and it seemed to move away from its target quickly.

A short while later it added, “Goodnight twitter. The CIA anti-lizards will probably rise from the packet sea while we rest our shining-yet-saturated power field arrays.”

Fun seems to be the motive behind the group’s actions, but that does not mean that it has not created enemies, including some of the infamous 4chan forum members and the even more scary CIA.

That doesn’t seem to bother it though. “Lulz Security, where the entertainment is always at your expense, whether you realize it or not”, reads one of its tweets, “Wrecking your infrastructures since 2011.”

Some here at The INQUIRER strongly suspect that Lulzsec is actually a US government sponsored false flag nuisance hacking operation that’s meant to stampede lawmakers into granting ever more draconian surveillance and control powers over the internet to the emerging US police state.

Lawrence Lessig, a respected Law Professor from Stanford University told an audience at this years Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Half Moon Bay, California, that “There’s going to be an i-9/11 event” which will act as a catalyst for a radical reworking of the law pertaining to the internet.

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Jun 14

See also:

Hackers Deface The Website Of The Greek Presidency

US To Classify Major Cyber-Attacks As Acts Of War


Greetings friends,

We don’t like the US government very much. Their boats are weak, their lulz are low, and their sites aren’t very secure. In an attempt to help them fix their issues, we’ve decided to donate additional lulz in the form of owning them some more!

This is a small, just-for-kicks release of some internal data from Senate.gov – is this an act of war, gentlemen? Problem?

– Lulz Security

Hackers Break into Senate.gov Web Site (ABC News, June 14, 2011)

Hackers Say They Breached Senate Server “For Fun of It” (Top Tech Reviews, June 14, 2011)

Hackers break into senate computers (Reuters, June 14, 2011):

The Senate’s website was hacked over the weekend, leading to a review of all of its websites, in the latest embarrassing breach of security to hit a major U.S.-based institution.

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