Blog Posts Tagged with "Lulzsec"

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EFF's 2011 in Review: Hacking Laws

December 31, 2011 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

2011 has been a landmark year for prosecutions under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), with the feds pursuing aggressive, high-profile cases against members of Anonymous and LulzSec, as well as open access advocate Aaron Swartz...

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On 2011: The Year of System Failure

December 30, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

If you really want to see why so much has happened with Anonymous, WikiLeaks, Manning, and OWS you need only look toward Capitol Hill and smell the rank problem that is our governing body. We have are at an apex that has reached the lows of the Roman empire in its decline...

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Father Noel Delivers His Second Lump of "LulzXmas" to Stratfor

December 27, 2011 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

While many of us were nestled in our beds and enjoying Christmas day with family and friends, opening our gifts and downing the holiday grog, a nasty lump of coal was left once again under the tree for Stratfor by the LulzSec/Lulzboat crew...

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Five Biggest Security Events of 2011

December 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Sony went out of its way to keep customers in the dark for the majority of the outage and when it did address the issue, it presented misinformation and blamed everyone but itself..."

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The Top Cyber Criminal Busts of 2011

December 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"A torrent of attacks from groups like Anonymous, LulzSec, Goatse Security, and Antisec has made it a busy year for cybercrime investigators. While there are plenty of elusive hackers that will forever manage to outrun the law, the good guys scored some impressive arrests..."

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Moralizing, Anonymous, and Digital Vigilantism

October 30, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

It would seem that Anonymous, Antisec, and LulzSec have already decided to take up the mantle of vigilante’s already. However, the targets have been, for the most part, varied parties that could be seen as hapless victims or as malefactors, it all depends on the point of view really...

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LulzSec Member Indicted for Sony Systems Hack

September 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The indictment alleges that Kretsinger and other coconspirators obtained confidential information from Sony Pictures’ computer systems using an “SQL injection” attack against its website, a technique commonly used by hackers to exploit vulnerabilities and steal information...

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Anonymous: Insidiae, Psychologia, Et Liber Pericula

September 20, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Collectively, groups like Anonymous can manifest a sociopathic or psychopathic potential in certain circumstances. In the case of the actions of Anonymous actors online in their dialogues and statements, they manifest key features of what is considered psychopathic behaviors...

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Linking Cyberspace and 4th Generation Warfare - Act Deux

September 09, 2011 Added by:Don Eijndhoven

It is easily conceivable that online collectives such as Anonymous and LulzSec, who are known to harbor militant types, will eventually get bored with relatively innocuous attacks and start targeting digital weak points to critical infrastructure to bring their point across...

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The Growth of Cyber Terror

September 07, 2011 Added by:Craig S Wright

SCADA systems and other critical infrastructure is taken for granted and we forget just how much of our lives are managed through private systems. Exploits have been noted as being of critical concern in US government briefs. We also forget that SCADA systems are connected to the world...

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DHS Issues Security Bulletin on Anonymous Hackers

September 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"These attacks have the potential to result in serious harm, particularly to Law Enforcement... Also, this assessment does not take into account the possibility of a higher-level actor providing Anonymous, LulzSec or a similar group with more advanced capabilities..."

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Q2 DDoS Attacks: Some Facts and Figures

August 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Cybercriminals... are increasingly using DDoS attacks as a diversionary tactic when launching more sophisticated attacks such as those on online banking systems. Complex attacks of this nature are particularly damaging in that they can cause significant losses for the financial institutions..."

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Explaining Anonymous, LulzSec, and AntiSec Animus

August 22, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Virtual Arkham: Explaining Anonymous, LulzSec, and AntiSec Animus in Our Digital Gotham City: Increasingly over the last year or two I have been seeing analogies both literally, and figuratively between the forces at play and all of it is directly affected by the comic book world of Batman...

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Similarities Between Riots and Modern Internet Hacktivism

August 14, 2011 Added by:Lenny Zeltser

To understand riots, consider the importance of de-individuation of the mob's participants, the importance of instigating events and the role of the "entrepreneur" in starting the chain reaction of a riot. There are parallels to the dynamics of modern Internet hacktivism...

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DEFCON Panel: Confronting Aaron Barr, Anonymous, and Ourselves

August 08, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Within the security community, we now face a paradigm shift that only recently has exploded onto the collective conscious. We are the new front line on the 5th battlespace. Terrorists, Spies, Nation States, Individuals, Corporations, and now ‘collectives’ are all waging war online...

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DEFCON Panel: Anonymous and LulzSec Are Everywhere

August 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“We have an opportunity to not just cause chaos, but to cause organized chaos. I’m suggesting the actions in pursuit of their own goal compromise their goal. There’s a way to render more specific what they want to accomplish," said panelist Josh Corman, research director at the 451 Group...

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