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danight
05-31-2011, 10:20 AM
For those who do not know LulzSec, they recently gained fame by hacking PBS website. They posted Tupac Shakur was alive in New Zealand On PBS news page.


The hack was made public around 1130pm ET, Sunday, May 29, and included cracking the PBS server, posting a bogus news story and some defacements, and publishing what appear to be thousands of passwords. The information compromised and published included (http://pastebin.com/B3gmw5NS) network, server, and database details and logins, as well as user login data for some PBS staff and contractors. As of 3:24am ET Monday, some defacements are still live on pbs.org.
PBS came under fire when they aired a show about wikileaks.

In a statement released by LulzSec

Greetings, Internets. We just finished watching WikiSecrets and were less than impressed. We decided to sail our Lulz Boat over to the PBS servers for further... perusing. As you should know by now, not even that fancy-ass fortress from the third shitty Pirates of the Caribbean movie (first one was better!) can withhold our barrage of chaos and lulz. Anyway, unnecessary sequels aside... wait, actually: second and third Matrix movies sucked too! Anyway, say hello to the insides of the PBS servers, folks. They best watch where they're sailing next time.Read the full story about the PBS attack here:
http://boingboing.net/2011/05/29/pbs-hacked-in-retrib.html

They have now according to twitter set their sites on Sony! Not only that, but have attacked and Sony has yet to notice or respond to it. In light of the recent PBS attacks being real as mentioned above, also the fact Sony seems to be trying to upgrade security. It should probably be taken as serious.


A tweet issued (http://twitter.com/#%21/LulzSec/status/75489095371079680) by the group, going by the name LulzSec, says "Hey @Sony, you know we're making off with a bunch of your internal stuff right now and you haven't even noticed? Slow and steady, guys."
http://kotaku.com/5806875/group-claims-to-be-attacking-sony-again