LulzSec Takes On The CIA

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kixofmyg0t

Crysis 2 gets removed from Steam.....

 

My crystal ball tells me about 153 lulzsec members are absolutley foaming at the mouth right now about it......

 

Get ready Valve......

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hk1777

Not that i agree with them for doing it but i had to laugh at the resoning behind hacking Magnets.com

 "they wouldn't tell us how magnets worked,"

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bladdezz

Haters gonna Hate. right. well i think lulzsec is showing everyone just how easy it is for private information to be discovered and made available for all as soon as that information is stored on the internet. on another note as far as randomly attacking sites, that truly is just funny because everyone gets mad when they cant play their games thinking the world has ended because they can't play Minecraft or PS3 while infact you can do both just not on the internet. in those particular cases. As far as Sony i think Sony is to blam for being so insecure. Also GITS is amazing.

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mark0820

Welp, Lulz Sec just went after the wrong group.  I hope they enjoy their prison sentence.

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MaximumMike

I hope they get their prison sentence. Perhaps they recon themselves freedom fighters looking out for public interests. I recon them public nuissances in need of steel bars.

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Neufeldt2002

If lulzsec ever did try to actually hack the CIA they would never see prison. They would end up at Guantanamo Bay detention camp for their efforts. This I believe is the main reason they only DDoS'ed the public main page.

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suckyn00b

I can't wait to see the first hackers who finally do end up pushing the envelope too far and get labeled as a Homeland Security threat...

LulzSec and Anonymous may think they are invinsible and "anonymous"....but lets not forget who invented the Internet and the vast majority of the technology all of this is being played on....it wouldn't surprise me in the least bit if the military has capabilities beyond any of our comprehension...

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jackal49

As someone who is in the military, I can tell you that you're right.  People have no idea what the U.S. Government is capable.  Many of the new technologies that come out are funded to be developed for military applications.  Think about it...  the U.S. Government is about to spend our country into oblivion.  I've seen it first hand.

The reason a lot of these technologies get developed for military applications is becuase if you have new tech, and no one else will invest, then you put a good governmental spin on it and Uncle Sam will pay anything to support it and have it FIRST.

Just a little insight from a servicemember who's been in for a while...

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bling581

I doubt that the average company has enough security to protect itself from these hacking groups. Chances are there's always going to be a lot of people more knowledgable than the software and the guys heading up security at these companies.

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DDRDiesel

I love how the one person that deserves to comment on this article, RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS, hasn't.  That is quite lulz-worthy indeed

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level1paladin

Maybe they already got him?

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TerribleToaster

 

All I can say is at least they stopped hacking everyone and have gone with DDoS attacks. This way, they have become more of an annoyance than a threat and are thus less likely to expect any serious retaliation.

 

On a related topic, the CIA has good response time.

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Cleaver

Rusesensitivesweetness is always posting the dumbest ass bullshit on these articles that make no sense, flamebait, troll, and in general are pretty atrocious. I try to limit my commenting to when I feel something has been left unsaid and I for one think that quality is a better goal than quantity. 

 

So, why is it that his comment made it into a MaximumPC article and none of mine have?

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Brad Chacos

Hey Cleaver,

All of your comments are appreciated. I'm constantly reading the feedback left on articles. If something a Max PC commenter says fits in to a new article that I'm writing, I'm going to try and work it in. Two articles with similar topics don't pop up in a close time frame very often, though, which is why 99.9999% of MaxPC comments haven't made it into an article.

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TerribleToaster

Let me get this straight. You are jealous beacuse he got in an MaximumPC article because he said something stupid? 

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Ghok

I don't think he's jealous, but probably of the opinion that it's generally best to avoid paying attention to such comments.

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Cleaver

Case in point: 

Part of the very same comment made by Mr. Sweetness was ommited in the article. Because it was pretty atrocious. Go find it on this page:

 

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/lulzsec_creates_phone_request_line

 

So, yeah. If this website had an upvote/downvote system going on (like say Joystiq has) then this guy's posts would be downvoted into oblivion just about every time he opens his damn mouth. 

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Brian Dowding

The staff at Magnets.com owe these guys a ton of gratitude!

 

What amazing free marketing!!  I would never have heard of them if not for this article on the attack, and I checked out their site, as I expect millions of new people reading this had - for the first time ever.

 

And... now I have a source for fridge magnets.

 

Well done.  Win win.

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someuid

Who needs Groupon and SocialLiving when we have LulzSec!

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Carlidan

That was kind of funny. :)

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monkeyboyx

Ohh the CIA will poke back for sure. I propose they might want to poke the NSA , KGB and FSB and see what happens next. DDOS is not hacking people..its just a nuisance.

Getting sick of this lulzsec shit.....

 

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Marthian

that makes three of us. and the fact that really pisses me off is that they aren't even taking this seriously, they think their hot shit because they can hide behind the internet, but I bet they wouldn't even last five seconds when the CIA comes smashing down on them.

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carickw

yeah, completely agree.

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ScytheNoire

Again, the US Government started all this with their attacks on the internet, so this is just the people protesting back. We need more people protesting various Governments attacks on the internet. People need to wake up and read about what is actually going on. Your internet freedom is under attack by your own Governments, the US being the worst of them.

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sean.h.freeman

Like, wow.  I think you have TOTALLY opened my eyes to the truth!!  I know realize that... that... well, that you are a total idiot.  Thanks!

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Ghok

Pretty sure these guys are just doing it for the "LuLz". You're confusing them with someone else. I don't see how knocking out Minecraft or The Escapisit has anything to do with internet freedom. At best you could say they're revealing how easy it is to take down a website, or how unsecure a lot of companies leave your personal information. That doesn't seem to be their cause though, and while it's only my opnion, I think many would agree that this isn't justified.

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stevinp

Really?  Why don't you go to China, North Korea, or Iran to do your surfin??  What a bunch of crap, the US is the worse of them, guess you are not a US citizen huh.  Ever even been to the US?? Ever checked out access to the internet in any of these other countries.  I am tired of the Anti US haters.  They are just a bunch of hackers taking down public sites.  Yep that's right public sites.  So they are hurting all the folks who want to visit those sites.  By the way who died and left them in charge.  If they are such hot stuff, why are they hiding?????

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carickw

You are so right! The US is definitely worse than China, Iran, and Egypt.

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lindethier

If only we had the same internet freedoms of those countries... lol

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Carlidan

RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS posted the following psychic burst: "They should target the CIA or FBI... Do it. Go after the CIA or FBI, geniuses."

 

Wouldn't that make RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS also in lulz radar too?

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Joji

Hey guys, look what I found: http://pastebin.com/b53N8f1Z

 

Lulzsec's leader, DoX's info! Friend of mine told me just now. Thought I would be a good idea to share it with you guys. ^^ Not sure if this is fake, but looks promising. If this is real info, man, Lulzsec is screwed perhaps.

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qhoa1385

interesting!

but I doubt it though

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Neufeldt2002

I hope that info is real. Would love to see his face as the cops bust down his door.

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Joji

Yea, but Lulzsec only DDOSed the CIA site. Basically what YoshiHNS said. It wasn't hacking or anything. They didn't aquire any sensitive info and only aquired the "surface" info. Pffftttt. Suckazzzz.

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Marthian

they still took down their website, and they have been pissing off everyone lately to an extent probably worst than hacking.

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schmitty6633

Another ddos attack? How is this even funny? These hackers are sooooo bad! They can take down a website for an hour. How productive.

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YoshiHNS

There's a fine line between hacking into the CIA, and knocking the website down for a few hours. I have a feeling they just did the latter.

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Ghok

It's probably not smart to poke an organization like the CIA unless you're pretty damn sure they can't poke back.

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qhoa1385

I kinda like LuLzsec, although I'm all against Illegal operation, but in that last few weeks, LuLzsec made people get off their asses and start thinking about security. I mean some of those older companies probably still uses 1900's security (exaggeration if you didn't know)....

 

but again, those actions are still illegal, and I don't like it

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Joji

The group, Lulzsec always feel so proud or something every time they hack or DDOS a site. That doesn't make them any cooler than what they are right now. A real hacker would keep silent and actually "hack" a site for a reason and not just for random stupid reasons like the script kiddies from Lulzsec.

And no, DDOSing a site is not considered as hacking. A script kiddie can even do that according to my friends. Shutting down a site for a few hours is not hacking. No gain, no anything.

Hackers like Anonymous can be considered as real hackers as some of their motivations were for specific causes.

I may be wrong, but that's the basic concept I guess.

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nathanthorpe

You know they actually did hack some sites. They don't just do ddos. http://lulzsecurity.com/releases/

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Recidivist

I would advise not going to their site, and stop posting it around. They pull off all these DDoS's because they have so many zombies, keep getting people to go to their site and they will only get more.

 

Secondly, will people stop saying all they can do is DDoS. Sure, all they've done for the past 2 days is DDoS, but do you really have such a terrible memory that you have completely forgotten about what they did BEFORE those 2 days? Like maybe..hacking sony, nintendo, codemasters, Epic, Bethesda, NHS, 55 porn sites etc. etc.

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w2ed

For bunch of people smart enough to mess around with other people's information, this has to be one of the stupidest moves yet.  It's rare when someone who goes "Catch me if you can" to a cop just after commiting a crime AND smacking them senseless GETS AWAY WITH IT.

The sad thing is how much of a true waste of time that was - Why bother going after what EVERY OTHER IDIOT is going to attack?  They could have spent their time attacking companies, organizations and other groups that legitmately deserve attacking instead of messing with what has to be the world's biggest bullseye.  (That's right:  When your organization becomes famous for information on people, groups and organizations - especially when it's funded by a big government such as the United States - You get a big bullseye on your back.  Offense not meant - just stating a fact.)

At least it will be interesting to see not only how our government reacts, but how long the people behind this latest attack get by before being caught.

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Dartht33bagger

I seriously love this.  Every time I come to this website a new group of websites have been hacked.  It's just getting to the point where it's a question if anything is safe.

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iceman08

if its plugged into the internet, its not secure

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Blaze589

So Anon and LulzSec is like the Laughing Man; one being a stand alone complex and the other being a copycat.

(You won't get it if you haven't seen Ghost in the Shell)

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praack

one is just turning more radical than the other, neither is worthy of the homage to the anime

what will LULZ do with all the data it is collecting (thier treasures?) for some reason I do not think that it will just be deleted over time, either they will use all that info for thier own gain or someone will hack thier servers and steal it.

As for any Sony Other Os people- it was never worth it as a linux experience- trust me - I tried it, I use Ubuntu on 2 computers at home now but Sony Other Os? my days of command line was gone after the VAX- even today at work I use SAS AF - so forget it. the ones who want it want to use pirated games no Home Brew - anything worth creating is fostered into the PSN system- they welcom casual games .

LULZ and Anon = TROLZ

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aFineWayToDie

Look at my avatar. Now you might understand how that analogy just made my night.

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iceman08

holy nutsacks

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