Newsletters
The Enterprise Security Supersite NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
Home Network Security Viruses & Malware Cybercrime Security Solutions More Topics...
GET RECOGNIZED.
Let an ISACA® certification
elevate your career.

Register today and save
Network Security
24/7/365 Network Uptime!
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Hackers Claim To Be
Hackers Claim To Be 'LulzSec Reborn'

By Adam Dickter
March 27, 2012 2:53PM

Bookmark and Share
In his Naked Security blog, analyst Graham Cluley cast some doubt on whether the new hackers were actually LulzSec reborn. "Of course, on the Internet, anyone can claim to be whatever they want and so it's not particularly surprising to see that it was a group calling itself LulzSec Reborn that posted a message on PasteBin," he wrote.
 


Undeterred by the recent arrest of key hackers tied to Anonymous and LulzSec, members of a mischief-making ring calling themselves "LulzSec Reborn" took on some high-profile targets this week.

On Sunday they chose the MilitarySingles.com dating site, obtaining login data for 170,000 users, then followed up on Tuesday with the e-mail database of San Jose., Calif.-based IT firm CSS Corp., according to PC Magazine.

Tweeting under the name LulzSec Reborn, the group declared "And so it started" with a link to a file-sharing account with the military group's passwords. ESingles, which owns the site, denied any breach, according to tech news site CRN.

LulzSec launched a reign of cyber-attacks last summer targeting corporations and government offices, before a sweep that saw key members taken into custody and charged.

Sabu-Tage

Earlier this month LulzSec, whose motto was "laughing at your security since 2011," saw five people arrested in the United Kingdom and in Chicago reportedly based on information from an informant, himself a top LulzSec hacker who had been arrested last June. He was identified as Hector Xavier Monsegur, 28, who used the aliases The Real Sabu and Xavier DeLeon, an unemployed father living in a public housing project on New York's Lower East Side.

In his Naked Security blog for the cybersecurity firm Sophos, Graham Cluley cast some doubt on whether the new hackers were actually LulzSec reborn. "Of course, on the Internet, anyone can claim to be whatever they want and so it's not particularly surprising to see that it was a group calling itself LulzSec Reborn that posted a message on PasteBin announcing the hack of MilitarySingles.com," he wrote.

But Alan Paller, director of research at the SANS Institute, a cyber security research and training organization in Bethesda, Md., said LulzSec is by all accounts far bigger than the paltry number of people who have been busted.

"The community from which Anonymous and LulzSec draw members is the Venn intersection between people with pretty good cyber skills and people who have a complaint against some institution," noted Paller. "The number in the first set is measured in millions. The number in the second set is measured in tens of millions, perhaps hundreds of millions. How big do you think the number is in the intersection?"

Wake-Up Call

LulzSec claims to be doing a public service by exposing security flaws in modern systems and how easily they can be exploited.

Paller says there is a potential "wake-up" factor from the attacks at a time when more and more sensitive information is online and everyone from thieves to foreign governments are out to exploit weaknesses.

"The positive impact from an attack is the awakening of the managers; not the exposing of security flaws," he said. "The flaws are widely understood. Their importance is not."
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:

Kalihto:

Posted: 2012-03-27 @ 11:51pm PT
Get rid of hacking activities, malicious software by using Comodo security products.



Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service. Its award-winning CRM solution helps 82,400 customers worldwide manage and share business information over the Internet. Experience CRM success. Click here for a FREE 30-day trial.


 Network Security
1.   New Technology Defeats Privacy Efforts
2.   Juniper DDoS for High-IQ Networks
3.   Big DDoS Attacks Hit Record in 2014
4.   Can Google Stop Zero Day Flaws?
5.   U.N.: Nations Hide Digital Snooping


advertisement
Android SMS Worm on the Loose
Malware lets bad actors cash in.
Average Rating:
New Technology Defeats Privacy Efforts
Study identifies 3 browser techniques.
Average Rating:
Big DDoS Attacks Hit Record in 2014
Attackers often use NTP reflection.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
New Web Tracking Technologies Defeat Privacy Protections
Recently developed Web tracking tools are able to circumvent even the best privacy defenses, according to a new study by researchers at Princeton and the University of Leuven in Belgium.
 
Juniper DDoS Solution Aims at High-IQ Networks
In the face of more complex attacks, Juniper Networks is boosting its DDoS Secure solution to help companies mitigate the threats with more effective security intelligence throughout the network fabric.
 
Large-Volume DDoS Attacks Hit Record in 2014
The number of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks set a record in the first half of 2014, according to a report by Arbor Networks. The number of attacks over 20 GB/sec doubled.
 

Navigation
Enterprise Security Today
Home/Top News | Network Security | Viruses & Malware | Cybercrime | Security Solutions | Mobile Security | Disaster Recovery | Windows Security
Data Security | EST Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.