View Full Version : Hacking collectives 'Lulzsec' and Anonymous declare 'openwar against all governments'

06-22-2011, 05:30 AM

Lulzsec's Official Website (http://lulzsecurity.com/releases/)

Lulzsec Twitter Feed (http://twitter.com/#!/lulzsec)

I think ethical means of testing the stability and security of a particular network can be, undoubtedly, of benefit to a party possessing sensitive information; And in certain contexts this can also be the case regardless of whether or not the targeted party gave consent to such a breach.

But I have been following the actions publicized by these two groups, Anonymous for a few years now, and it appears that the evolution of their 'strategy' has taken a disturbing leap into actions driven by emotions that stem from a blanket generalization of the global political system.

I hope that they have taken into consideration the possible ramifications of a call to 'war' during a time in which rampant paranoia concerning security matters has already manifested a number of ill-conceived proposals to heavily censor or monitor the online activity of the common citizen. Of course, I realize that this may very well simply fade away as swiftly as any other cyber phenomena/meme does in time, but I hope this is not the impetus for world powers to enforce unnecessary regulations on the average internet user in response to the potentially damaging behavior of a handful of hackers.

06-22-2011, 08:51 AM
All the hype aside the impact of their activity has been pretty limited.

06-22-2011, 09:30 AM
Agreed. I plan on posting a followup synopsis of the current conflict between 'Team Poison', Lulzsec, Anonymous, and a handful of others caught up in the media frenzy that will be somewhat comprehensive for a more well rounded discussion, but the situation itself is an interesting one, to say the least.

After the Unveillance fiasco it seems the FBI began putting more effort into finding those involved with LulzSec. There are many conflicting stories out at the moment (as always), but 'Team Poison' claims to have acquired a wealth of information that would compromise the identities of the members of LS and plans to release it in the coming days. One member of LS is said to have a military counter intelligence background and despite a moderately convincing presentation of evidence supporting this, it's still speculation and doesn't exactly fit the characteristics of the LulzSec M.O.

There are claims that this over-the-top declaration of 'global cyber war' by LulzSec/Anonymous is a last-ditch effort to divert attention from their recent follies (apparently arrests have been made with more to come), but the next few days will certainly provide us with the answer to that. If no major game-changers occur between now and then, I'll try finishing up a decent overview of the events leading up to all of this and the increasingly strange nature of this situation as a whole. I think it warrants discussion considering the impact it may bring about in terms of legislation / public opinion on net neutrality and the limits of censorship to counter the threat of 'internet vigilantes'.

06-22-2011, 09:19 PM
From Krypt3iai here - http://krypt3ia.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/lulz-jester-and-counterintelligence-on-the-internet/

06-22-2011, 09:56 PM
That just about sums it up, perhaps I'll invest my time elsewhere. The coming days will provide interesting developments I'm sure.