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LulzSec is a group of Web hackers who made themselves famous for their barrage of attacks and their sarcastic taunting of victims during the summer of 2011. Members of LulzSec, short for Lulz Security, committed many well-publicized online attacks in the span of several weeks.
The successful attacks included publicizing hundreds of thousands of passwords and user names from customers of supposedly secure Web sites. LulzSec's history is a short, busy one. The group's first known attack occurred in May 2011. By July 2011, 50 days after its first publicized hack, Lulz Security released a statement saying it would be disbanding.
In between, LulzSec was in the news almost daily. LulzSec: 50 Days of Lulz is a book that offers an eye-opening account of the headline-grabbing hacker group. In this eBook, you'll learn what motivated LulzSec, what methods they used, and how their attacks affected the world.
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- Chapter 1: What Is LulzSec?
- Chapter 2: LulzSec’s Motivations
- Chapter 3: LulzSec’s Team Members
- Chapter 4: Early LulzSec Attacks
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After the attack against the Arizona Dept. of Public Safety by LulzSec, Arizona’s Counter Terrorism Information Center began an investigation. The center listed Lulz Security as a cyber-terrorist organization. Although LulzSec has since disbanded, the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center vows that its investigation will continue and LulzSec members will be pursued. Whether the members will actually be caught – or already have been caught – is another story. LulzSec has been quiet for.
Quite a while, but a restart for the group isn’t out of the question, as shown by the July attacks against News Corp. LulzSec’s version of anarchy in the 21st century remains dormant … for now. Additional Reading Ars Technica: Lulz? Sony hackers deny responsibility for misuse of leaked data http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/06/lulz-sony-hackers-deny-responsibility-for-misuse-of-leaked-data.ars BBC News: BBC Newsnight online ‘chat’ with Lulz Security hacking group.
Early June, LulzSec declared “Fuck the FBI Friday,” and Avunit appeared to leave the group because of this set of attacks, which led to an attack against a non-profit group associated with the FBI, InfraGard. Pwnsauce, like Avunit, was not a founding member. Pwnsauce joined Lulz Security about the same time as Avunit, becoming one of the six core members. Little else is known about Pwnsauce. Learn more about Avunit and Pwnsauce at: www.pcmag.com/slideshow/story/266414/who-is-lulzsec/5. In.
LulzSec later denied involvement. Other hackers actively worked against LulzSec. Because many of LulzSec’s attacks looked and felt like pranks, it’s tough to label the type of hacking the group used. With LulzSec often operating in a “gray” area, the group alienated some hackers, who wanted the group to promote a different agenda. Other hackers didn’t appreciate the group publicizing security holes without taking advantage financially. Inside the hacking community, a white hat hacker usually.
Of Central Florida in Orlando on July 19. Arciszewski, 21, is suspected of infiltrating the InfraGard Web site, uploading files that caused security holes. He then allegedly informed Lulz Security of the vulnerabilities, allowing the group to hack the site on June 4. Read more about Arciszewski’s arrest at: articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-07-20/news/os-fbi-ucf-police-cyber-investigation20110719_1_fbi-agents-ucf-student-fbi-program Another FBI arrest occurred on the same day in Las Cruces,.