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Snowden Leak: UK Hacked Anonymous

...And may have shut down law-abiding websites in the process

(Newser) - UK intelligence once gave Anonymous and LulzSec a taste of its own medicine, hitting them with the exact kind of cyber attack they're infamous for employing, according to a new leak from Edward Snowden obtained by NBC News . A secret British intelligence outfit known as JTRIG (the Joint Threat... More »

LulzSec Leader Was Really, Really Eager to Help FBI

'Sabu' readily joined feds, pulled all- nighters for them

(Newser) - LulzSec leader Sabu didn't need to be asked twice to partner with the FBI. When the feds arrested him last June, Hector Xavier Monsegur immediately agreed to work for them, court papers show. He pulled all-nighters to help the government track down fellow top members of hacking groups LulzSec... More »

LulzSec Hackers Nabbed, Thanks to Own Leader

Hector Xavier Monsegur turned witness after the FBI got him

(Newser) - In a twist that sounds custom-made for the movies, agents in the US and UK arrested three LulzSec hackers this morning—thanks to information dished out by their very own leader. Fox News reports that Hector Xavier Monsegur, aka Sabu, turned FBI witness in June after the bureau tracked him... More »

LulzSec Suspect Nabbed for Sony Pictures Hack

Cody Kretsinger broke into studio computers, posted user data online: feds

(Newser) - An alleged LulzSec member was arrested yesterday in Arizona in connection with the major hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment earlier this year . Cody Kretsinger, 23, has been charged with conspiracy as well as the unauthorized impairment of a protected computer, Reuters reports. Kretsinger and others used a common hack called... More »

Police Say They Nabbed LulzSec's Kayla

It turns out she's actually two men, not a teen girl

(Newser) - British police think they’ve taken down the senior LulzSec/Anonymous hacker known as “Kayla”—and if they’re right, she’s actually a pair of men in their 20s, not the 16-year-old girl she’s always claimed to be. Police arrested two men yesterday, aged 20 and 24... More »

LulzSec Leader's Downfall? Xbox

Fellow gamer apparently revealed identity of Topiary

(Newser) - So how did UK authorities manage to track down and arrest the secretive LulzSec leader known as Topiary last month? It might have been a fellow Xbox gamer who ratted on him, according to Adrian Chen at Gawker . It seems Topiary—who was revealed to be 18-year-old Jake Davis from... More »

McAfee Uncovers Largest-Ever Hacking Attack

Companies, governments, the UN impacted: McAfee

(Newser) - Anonymous and LulzSec are nothing compared to this: The biggest-ever series of cyber attacks, recently uncovered by security company McAfee, involved 72 networks over a period of five years. Victims include the UN, the International Olympic Committee, defense contractors, tech companies, and governments including the US, Taiwan, India, South Korea,... More »

LulzSec Arrest: Did Scotland Yard Get Tricked?

Reports suggests the real Topiary is still at large

(Newser) - Scotland Yard says it has arrested a key member of LulzSec named Topiary, but new reports suggest that the hacker group tricked authorities into arresting an innocent man. According to this theory, Topiary assumed the guy's online identity a while back in a bid to throw off police, reports... More »

UK Cops: We Caught LulzSec's 'Topiary'

19-year-old is reportedly a co-founder of the group

(Newser) - British police say they've arrested a key member of the notorious LulzSec and Anonymous hacking groups. "Topiary," a 19-year-old who allegedly serves as the groups' spokesperson, was arrested in his home and transported to a London police station, reports CNET . Cops also are searching the home of... More »

Guess Who Got Hacked Now?

Anonymous, AntiSec target Rupert Murdoch, Rebekah Brooks in latest hacks

(Newser) - So it turns out that the News of the World isn't the only gig in town that can hack: Notorious prankster-hackers LulzSec and Anonymous are wreaking havoc with Rupert Murdoch and his empire, reports Gizmodo . Lulzsec fired the first volley, publishing a cheeky account of Murdoch's death—via... More »

Hacker Group Hints at 'Explosive' Releases

Claims Anonymous will release biggest info dump in four years

(Newser) - Hacker collective Anonymous claims that it will release "literally explosive" information this week, most likely obtained from intelligence contractors. The claim was made on a Twitter account reportedly run by an Anonymous leader who helped found the recently disbanded LulzSec group, Raw Story reports. More »

AntiSec Hacks Apple

Hackers post 26 passwords to an Apple server

(Newser) - Apple is the latest target to get hit by hackers. The newly formed hacking group AntiSec uploaded a document to the Internet that members say contains 26 administrator usernames and passwords to an Apple server, reports the Wall Street Journal . Apple had no comment, but security experts said the targeted... More »

Arizona Police Confirm 2nd Hack, This Time by 'AntiSec'

Group goes after officers' personal emails

(Newser) - A second computer hacking attack in two weeks against Arizona state police targeted the personal email accounts of some of its officers, an official confirmed yesterday. The Arizona Department of Public Safety is reviewing the information released by a group calling itself AntiSec. An attack last week by the computer... More »

LulzSec: We're Disbanding

Online experts say legal heat was too much for hacker group

(Newser) - Just as it looked like LulzSec was gearing up for an extended reign of cyber leaks and hijinks, the notorious hacker squad decided to hang up its modem—but not without one last hurrah, reports Reuters . "Our planned 50 day cruise has expired, and we must now sail into... More »

LulzSec Leaks Arizona Docs to Protest Immigration Law

Also: 'Most-wanted' hacker says he doesn't fear arrest

(Newser) - Fuming at Arizona’s anti-immigration law, LulzSec hackers are taking revenge: They’ve released “hundreds” of Arizona law enforcement documents. These include “intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords,” the group said in a statement. They’ve chosen their target “... More »

LulzSec Takes Down Brazilian Government Sites

And it's annoyed about its portrayal as 'nerds'

(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... More »

19-Year-Old LulzSec Member (Maybe) Arrested

Official tweets say guy had little to do with group

(Newser) - British police have arrested a 19-year-old that they believe is involved with LulzSec’s recent wave of “AntiSec” digital attacks—though the group seems to be denying it. Investigators found the teen with help from the FBI, and have charged him under the Computer Misuse Act and the Fraud... More »

LulzSec Takes Down British Police Site

Attack is part of campaign on government, security sites

(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... More »

LulzSec Hackers Take Down CIA Website

High-profile group strikes again, tweets 'tango down'

(Newser) - The hackers known as Lulz Security have struck again, this time taking down the CIA website, reports the All Things D blog . "Tango down," the group tweeted before 6pm EST when CIA.gov went down. LulzSec also recently hit the US Senate , among other high-profile targets . Today's... More »

LulzSec: We Hacked Senate Site

Intrusion merely 'inconvenient,' says security chief

(Newser) - Hackers from the group Lulz Security have claimed responsibility for what they say was a "small, just-for-kicks" hack of the Senate website. The Senate sergeant at arms confirmed that hackers gained access to the server that supports the Senate’s public website, but said damage was minimal because the... More »

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