Feeds

Firing back at LulzSec

Hack or hoax?

Protecting against web application threats using SSL

It appears that LulzSec is the latest target of hacking.

If this story on Australia’s ABC technology Website is accurate, then the hacktivist group has made itself unpopular enough to become itself a target.

TeamPoison says it posted a message on the Website of a Dutch LulzSec member; this cannot be confirmed, because the Website has been taken offline. Although the Website is down, Google has apparently indexed the message (although, alas, apparently not cached it).

If the TeamPoison threat is genuine, LulzSec members could be in for a torrid time of it: the hack message threatens to strip away their anonymity in dramatic fashion, including “pictures, addresses, passwords, IPs, phone numbers etc”.

The message claims that LulzSec and Anon’s IRC servers are both down, but El Reg can’t confirm this at the time of writing.

The attack comes a day after the arrest of an accused LulzSec member, and accusations that this week's breach of UK census data was by LulzSec, a claim the group denied. The hacktivists have taken down the CIA website, EVE Online, and the US Senate.

Even the posting of customer details from Maxpro Technologies on the PasteHTML Website has been attributed by some to LulzSec although signed "UberLeaks". However, to Vulture Central, a US manufacturer of valves seems somewhat distant from LulzSec's usual targets - and too minor to qualify for the prefix "Uber". ®

Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management

More from The Register

next story
Spies would need SUPER POWERS to tap undersea cables
Why mess with armoured 10kV cables when land-based, and legal, snoop tools are easier?
Early result from Scots indyref vote? NAW, Jimmy - it's a SCAM
Anyone claiming to know before tomorrow is telling porkies
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
Israeli spies rebel over mass-snooping on innocent Palestinians
'Disciplinary treatment will be sharp and clear' vow spy-chiefs
YouTube, Amazon and Yahoo! caught in malvertising mess
Cisco says 'Kyle and Stan' attack is spreading through compromised ad networks
Hackers pop Brazil newspaper to root home routers
Step One: try default passwords. Step Two: Repeat Step One until success
China hacked US Army transport orgs TWENTY TIMES in ONE YEAR
FBI et al knew of nine hacks - but didn't tell TRANSCOM
Microsoft to patch ASP.NET mess even if you don't
We know what's good for you, because we made the mess says Redmond
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.