LulzSec Takes Down Brazilian Government Sites
And it's annoyed about its portrayal as 'nerds'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2011 1:41 PM CDT
The LulzSec avatar.   (Twitter)

(Newser) – LulzSec has claimed responsibility for taking down two major Brazilian government websites this morning. Both brazil.gov.br and presidencia.gov.br were unreachable, and a Twitter feed called “LulzSecBrazil” has claimed responsibility, the Atlantic Wire reports. Meanwhile, the main LulzSec feed tweeted, “Our Brazilian unit is making progress. Well done @LulzSecBrazil brothers!”

The Atlantic also noted with some amusement the group’s “nerd rage” over its portrayal in the media. “How many times can you use ‘geek’ and ‘nerd’ in one article?” it complained over one Sun piece. “If you don’t kick, hit or throw some kind of sports-related object at least thirty-five times a week, you are a filthy recluse to The Sun.” The news follows yesterday's arrest of a 19-year-old suspected member in Britain.