A Lulz Security hacker group that bade farewell to the world last year appeared to make a comeback with a trove of data looted from a dating website for soldiers.Hackers referring to themselves as "LulzSec Reborn" made a cache of information evidently stolen from MilitarySingles.com website available at online file sharing service Pastebin on Tuesday.The file included a note saying "laughing at your security since 2011" and a message claiming to have mined personal information from nearly 171,000 accounts at the website.
Researchers at security vendor FireEye say they've uncovered a disturbing scheme: what looks like random hack attacks against a variety of U.S. companies is really an organized group of Chinese hackers stealing intellectual property.
Lulz Security hacker group said it has ended an Internet rampage that included cyberattacks on videogame companies, police and even the CIA's website."For the past 50 days, we've been disrupting and exposing corporations, governments, often the general population itself, and quite possibly everything in between, just because we could," the group said in a message uploaded to The Pirate Bay file sharing website."It is time to say bon voyage," the message concluded. "We must now sail into the distance."
Lulz Security hacker group said that it has ended an Internet rampage that included cyberattacks on videogame companies, police, and even a US spy agency website."For the past 50 days we've been disrupting and exposing corporations, governments, often the general population itself, and quite possibly everything in between, just because we could," the group said in a message uploaded to The Pirate Bay file sharing website."It is time to say bon voyage," the message concluded. "We must now sail into the distance."
Security blogger Brian Krebs, who broke the news about the massive credit card hack on Target, isn't satisfied with simply breaking the news. He's now trying to identify the hackers, and blogging about the process.
Hackers have hit back in retaliation for US cyber-spying on Brazil but mistook the US space agency NASA for the National Security Agency (NSA), a news website reported here Tuesday. "Some activists decided to protest this US practice but it seems that they picked the wrong target," a specialized blog of the Brazilian news portal Uol said.
Computer hackers who have hit the websites of the CIA, US Senate, Sony and others during a month-long rampage said Friday that they were staging the attacks for their own entertainment."You find it funny to watch havoc unfold, and we find it funny to cause it," the hacker group known as Lulz Security said in a 750-word online "manifesto.""For the past month and a bit, we've been causing mayhem and chaos throughout the Internet, attacking several targets including PBS, Sony, Fox, porn websites, FBI, CIA, the US government, Sony some more, online gaming servers," Lulz said.
Earlier this month, Adobe was forced to reveal that hackers broke into its computer systems and walked away with stolen user names, passwords and credit cards. It said 2.9 million customers were affected, in a story broken by security blogger Brian Krebs.
Bush family emails apparently hacked, private photos leaked; criminal investigation launched HOUSTON (AP) — A criminal investigation is under way after a hacker apparently accessed private photos and emails sent between members of the Bush family, including both former presidents.