LulzSec: We Hacked Senate Site

Intrusion merely 'inconvenient,' says security chief
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2011 1:20 AM CDT
Updated Jun 14, 2011 5:46 AM CDT

(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 intruder did not breach the Senate computer network, reports Politico.

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"There is no individual user account information on the server supporting senate.gov that could have been compromised," he said. Lulz Security released some files on the Internet that it said were found in the Senate network. "We don't like the US government very much," the group said on its website. "Is this an act of war, gentlemen?" it asked, apparently referring to the Pentagon's description of cyber attacks as acts of war. (Read more hackers stories.)

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