LulzSec Takes Down British Police Site

Attack is part of campaign on government, security sites

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 21, 2011 5:04 AM CDT

(Newser) – If Britain's Serious Organized Crime Agency wasn't already taking an interest in Lulz Security, it is now. The group of hackers has knocked the agency's website offline. The agency took its website offline after a denial of service attack, reports the BBC. Sensitive information was never at risk of falling into the hands of the group, whose other targets have included the CIA and the US Senate, officials insist.

The increasingly brazen group has declared that it is teaming up with Anonymous to take on governments and security firms. "Top priority is to steal and leak any classified government information, including email spools and documentation. Prime targets are banks and other high-ranking establishments," stated a LulzSec release.

Andre Baker, deputy director of Great Britain's Serious Organized Crime Agency, is likely to be feeling a little embarrassed today.   (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)
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