Newsletters
The Enterprise Security Supersite NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Network Security Viruses & Malware Cybercrime Security Solutions More Topics...
GET RECOGNIZED.
Let an ISACA® certification
elevate your career.

Register today and save
World Wide Web
DDoS Protection Powered By Verisign
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Hackers Claim To Be 'LulzSec Reborn'

Hackers Claim To Be 'LulzSec Reborn'
By Adam Dickter

Share
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Share on Google Plus

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.


 World Wide Web
1.   Twitter May Remove Pics of Deceased
2.   Google IPO Began Decade of Big Bets
3.   Assange Talks of Leaving Embassy
4.   Russian Hacker To Be Held Until Trial
5.   Online Sites vs. Retailing in India


advertisement
OkCupid Experiments with Daters
Unethical without user consent?
Average Rating:
Twitter May Remove Pics of Deceased
Balancing privacy and public interest.
Average Rating:
Online Retailers Ponder Actual Stores
'Click-and-mortar' shops popping up.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
UPS Stores in 24 States Hit by Data Breach
Big Brown has been breached. UPS said that about 105,000 customer transactions at 51 of its UPS Store locations in 24 states could have been compromised between January and August.
 
Cost of Target Data Breach: $148 Million Plus Loss of Trust
The now infamous Target data breach is still costing the company -- and its shareholders -- plenty. In fact, the retailing giant forecast the December 2013 incident cost shareholders $148 million.
 
Aruba Networks Handles Black Hat with Aplomb
It's not an easy job. Aruba Networks' task throughout the Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas this month was to ensure thousands of attendees could connect without malicious attacks.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Acer's New Desktop Box Rides the Chrome OS Wave
Filling out its Chrome OS line, Acer is following the introduction of a larger Chromebook line earlier this month with a new tiny $180 desktop Chromebox and also a smaller Chromebook.
 
Three New Lenovo PCs Aimed at Business Users
Businesses everywhere want computing solutions that do more for less money, and Lenovo has unveiled three new desktop PCs that offer solid computing at a budget-minded price.
 
Aruba Networks Handles Black Hat with Aplomb
It's not an easy job. Aruba Networks' task throughout the Black Hat USA conference in Las Vegas this month was to ensure thousands of attendees could connect without malicious attacks.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Google Glass Adds Voice Access to Phone Contacts
The latest update to Google Glass will let users access their top 20 phone contacts with voice commands alone. A user can then choose a phone call, Google hangouts, e-mail or text messaging.
 
Samsung, B&N Target Amazon with Nook Tablet
They've seen the enemy and it is Amazon. So Samsung and Barnes & Noble are teaming up to combat their common foe with a 7-inch tablet that blends Samsung’s tech, Nook’s content and e-reader platform.
 
Acer's New Desktop Box Rides the Chrome OS Wave
Filling out its Chrome OS line, Acer is following the introduction of a larger Chromebook line earlier this month with a new tiny $180 desktop Chromebox and also a smaller Chromebook.
 

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.