Posts Tagged ‘LulzSec’

Another LulzSec Member Arrested

August 29th, 2012 08:48 admin View Comments


hypnosec writes “Raynaldo Rivera, aged 20, suspected member of LulzSec, has been arrested for his alleged role in the breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment last year. The first suspect, Cody Kretsinger, has already pleaded guilty and was indicted last September according to the FBI. Rivera, who also goes by names ‘neuron,’ ‘royal,’ and ‘wildicv’, surrendered to authorities and he has been charged with conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer. The LulzSec member may be facing 15 years in prison if convicted.” On the member who pleased guilty: “Kretsinger, who pleaded guilty to the same two charges now facing Rivera, is slated to be sentenced on October 25. A federal prosecutor said he would likely receive substantially less than the 15-year maximum prison term carried by those offenses.”

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LulzSec Member Pleads Not Guilty In Stratfor Leak Case

May 14th, 2012 05:35 admin View Comments


TheGift73 writes with an update on of the many LulzSec court cases. From the article: “A former LulzSec member has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he hacked into the servers of global intelligence company Stratfor and stole credit card data and personal details of 860,000 of its clients. Jeremy Hammond entered the plea on Monday during a brief hearing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the Associated Press reported. He’s been held in federal custody since an initial court appearance in Chicago in early March, when federal prosecutors named him as a lieutenant of LulzSec ringleader Hector Xavier ‘Sabu’ Monsegur. There was no request for Hammond to be released on bail during Monday’s hearing, according to the AP report.”

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Details Of FBI Surveillance In Lulzsec Takedown Emerge

March 7th, 2012 03:03 admin View Comments


uigrad_2000 writes “Yesterday, we learned that one of the top members of LulzSec (Sabu) had been an FBI informant for almost 6 months, and that this confidant of the LulzSec leader ‘anarchaos’ had given the feds what they needed to take him down. More details have come out now, completing a picture of how the sting took place from start to finish. It turns out that the even the server space given from Sabu to anarchaos store the details of 30,000 credit cards (from the Stratfor hack) had been funded by the FBI.”

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Anonymous Defaces Panda Security Site

March 7th, 2012 03:22 admin View Comments


An anonymous reader writes “Surviving members of anonymous and/or lulzsec have hacked Panda Security’s systems and defaced their site. Looks like revenge is coming back.” El Reg has screenshots of the defacement. Panda Security says the intruders only managed to exploit the web server and did not compromise their internal networks.

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LulzSec Leader Sabu Unmasked, Arrested and Caught Collaborating

March 6th, 2012 03:40 admin View Comments

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Velcroman1 writes “Law enforcement agents on two continents swooped in on top members of the infamous computer hacking group LulzSec early this morning, and acting largely on evidence gathered by the organization’s brazen leader — who sources say has been secretly working for the government for months — arrested three and charged two more with conspiracy Charges against four of the five were based on a conspiracy case filed in New York federal court, has exclusively learned. An indictment charging the suspects, who include two men from Great Britain, two from Ireland and an American in Chicago is expected to be unsealed Tuesday morning in the Southern District of New York. ‘This is devastating to the organization,’ said an FBI official involved with the investigation. ‘We’re chopping off the head of LulzSec.’”

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FBI Arrests LulzSec and Anonymous Hackers

September 22nd, 2011 09:36 admin View Comments


Velcroman1 writes “The FBI arrested two alleged members of the hacking collectives LulzSec and Anonymous on Thursday morning in San Francisco and Phoenix. Search warrants were also being executed in New Jersey, Minnesota and Montana, an FBI official told A document purported to come from the FBI leaked online earlier this month called these hacker groups a national security threat. One individual was described as part of the LulzSec group, the other belongs to the group that calls itself Anonymous, the official said. The suspected hacker arrested in California is homeless and alleged to have been involved in the hacking of Santa Cruz County government websites.”

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LulzSec Calls For PayPal Boycott, Spokesman Arrested

July 27th, 2011 07:58 admin View Comments


An anonymous reader writes “British police have arrested a 19-year-old man believed to be ‘Topiary’, the official spokesperson of the LulzSec hactivist group. The man was arrested at his home in the Shetland Islands earlier today (July 27), and is being transported to a central London police station.” Also today, LulzSec has called for a boycott of PayPal saying “We encourage anyone using PayPal to immediately close their accounts and consider an alternative.”

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Could the KGB Infiltrate LulzSec?

July 25th, 2011 07:25 admin View Comments


Barence writes Foreign powers could try to infiltrate hacktivist networks in order to manipulate their actions, according to a security expert who advises governments and businesses on internet issues. Likening the emergence of the hacktivist movement to the arrival of militant groups such as the Red Brigade during the 1970s, government advisor and chair of the International E-crime Congress, Simon Moores, said that hacker groups could eventually be swayed by outside influences. “If you have a LulzSec or an Anonymous that is perhaps being manipulated by a foreign actor, it takes us back to the days of the Stasi and the KGB, which were manipulating [anti-nulear campaign group] CND quite easily from Moscow,” he said.”

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LulzSec Target the Sun After Phone Hacking Scandal

July 18th, 2011 07:12 admin View Comments


nk497 writes “LulzSec have come out of retirement to target Rupert Murdoch’s News International, hacking the website of The Sun, redirecting it first to a spoofed page reporting his death and then to Lulz’s Twitter feed. ‘The Sun’s homepage now redirects to the Murdoch death story on the recently-owned New Times website,’ the hackers said via Twitter. ‘Can you spell success, gentlemen?’ The hackers also started to post email addresses and passwords they claimed were from Sun staff, and said to have accessed a mail server at now-defunct News of the World.”

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The Lesson of Recent Hacktivism

June 28th, 2011 06:18 admin View Comments


itwbennett writes “LulzSec says they’re retired, which may or may not be true. But one thing the world has learned from their ‘frightening yet funny escapades is that ‘the state of online security stinks,’ writes blogger Tom Henderson. LulzSec (and Anonymous) have ‘demonstrated that an awful lot of people are either asleep at the switch or believed in arcane security methods like security through obscurity.’” A related story at the Guardian suggests that governmental attempts to control the internet are spurring these activities.

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