Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/22/lulzsec_pwned/

Firing back at LulzSec

Hack or hoax?

By Richard Chirgwin

Posted in Security, 22nd June 2011 06:25 GMT

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". ®