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This is devastating to the organization. We’re chopping off the head of LulzSec.

FBI official to Fox News on the arrest of key members of the hacktivist group LulzSec. The Atlantic Wire, FBI Says LulzSec Hacker Kingpin Was an Informant.

Apparently arrested in New York was LulzSec “leader” Hector Xavier Monsegur. Additional arrests occurred in England, Ireland and Chicago.

In Open Letter, Anonymous Taunts FBI →

In an open letter to the FBI, the hacker groups Anonymous and Lulz Security write:

Hello thar FBI and international law authorities,

We recently stumbled across the following article with amazement and a certain amount of amusement:

http://www.npr.org/2011/07/20/138555799/fbi-arrests-alleged-anonymous-hackers

The statements made by deputy assistant FBI director Steve Chabinsky in this article clearly seem to be directed at Anonymous and Lulz Security, and we are happy to provide you with a response.

You state:

"We want to send a message that chaos on the Internet is unacceptable, [even if] hackers can be believed to have social causes, it’s entirely unacceptable to break into websites and commit unlawful acts."

Now let us be clear here, Mr. Chabinsky, while we understand that you and your colleagues may find breaking into websites unacceptable, let us tell you what WE find unacceptable:

  • Governments lying to their citizens and inducing fear and terror to keep them in control by dismantling their freedom piece by piece.
  • Corporations aiding and conspiring with said governments while taking advantage at the same time by collecting billions of funds for federal contracts we all know they can’t fulfil.
  • Lobby conglomerates who only follow their agenda to push the profits higher, while at the same time being deeply involved in governments around the world with the only goal to infiltrate and corrupt them enough so the status quo will never change.

These governments and corporations are our enemy. And we will continue to fight them, with all methods we have at our disposal, and that certainly includes breaking into their websites and exposing their lies.

We are not scared any more. Your threats to arrest us are meaningless to us as you cannot arrest an idea. Any attempt to do so will make your citizens more angry until they will roar in one gigantic choir. It is our mission to help these people and there is nothing - absolutely nothing - you can possibly to do make us stop.

"The Internet has become so important to so many people that we have to ensure that the World Wide Web does not become the Wild Wild West."

Let me ask you, good sir, when was the Internet not the Wild Wild West? Do you really believe you were in control of it at any point? You were not.

That does not mean that everyone behaves like an outlaw. You see, most people do not behave like bandits if they have no reason to. We become bandits on the Internet because you have forced our hand. The Anonymous bitchslap rings through your ears like hacktivism movements of the 90s. We’re back - and we’re not going anywhere. Expect us.

As Michele Bachman might say, these folk have “choots-pah”.

newsweek:

Looks like The Sun has been hacked. The News Corp-owned UK newspaper’s website is currently redirecting to another domain (http://www.new-times.co.uk/sun/) which lands on a big, screaming headline: ”Media moguls body discovered.” At the bottom: “Lulz.” 
The (untrue!) story goes:

Rupert Murdoch, the controversial media mogul, has reportedly been found dead in his garden, police announce.
Murdoch, aged 80, has said to have ingested a large quantity of palladium before stumbling into his famous topiary garden late last night, passing out in the early hours of the morning.
“We found the chemicals sitting beside a kitchen table, recently cooked,” one officer states. “From what we can gather, Murdoch melted and consumed large quantities of it before exiting into his garden.”

No word yet from The Sun, whose twitter account most recently tweeted, “Oh shizzle,” before pointing towards a story about Snoop Dogg. But Lulz Security, the group that’s famously hacked PBS, Sony, and the CIA over the past few months appears to be taking credit. Just 20 minutes ago they tweeted, “The Sun’s homepage now redirects to the Murdoch death story on the recently-owned New Times website. Can you spell success, gentlemen?” And you thought they’d disbanded.

newsweek:

Looks like The Sun has been hacked. The News Corp-owned UK newspaper’s website is currently redirecting to another domain (http://www.new-times.co.uk/sun/) which lands on a big, screaming headline: ”Media moguls body discovered.” At the bottom: “Lulz.” 

The (untrue!) story goes:

Rupert Murdoch, the controversial media mogul, has reportedly been found dead in his garden, police announce.

Murdoch, aged 80, has said to have ingested a large quantity of palladium before stumbling into his famous topiary garden late last night, passing out in the early hours of the morning.

“We found the chemicals sitting beside a kitchen table, recently cooked,” one officer states. “From what we can gather, Murdoch melted and consumed large quantities of it before exiting into his garden.”

No word yet from The Sun, whose twitter account most recently tweeted, “Oh shizzle,” before pointing towards a story about Snoop Dogg. But Lulz Security, the group that’s famously hacked PBS, Sony, and the CIA over the past few months appears to be taking credit. Just 20 minutes ago they tweeted, “The Sun’s homepage now redirects to the Murdoch death story on the recently-owned New Times website. Can you spell success, gentlemen?” And you thought they’d disbanded.

Know Geohot (a.k.a. George Hotz), the guy who originally unlocked and jailbroke the iPhone, then gave Sony conniptions (and earned a lawsuit) by unlocking the PS3? Now he works for Facebook. →

shortformblog:

Dear Sony and Apple: This is what you should’ve done with this guy. Don’t sue him, or work around him. Hire him.

Does that mean Sony should be recruiting LulzSec members instead of offering a bounty for their scalps? 

(via shortformblog)

After 50 days of hacking governments and corporations around the globe, LulzSec calls it quits:

We are Lulz Security, and this is our final release, as today marks something meaningful to us. 50 days ago, we set sail with our humble ship on an uneasy and brutal ocean: the Internet. The hate machine, the love machine, the machine powered by many machines. We are all part of it, helping it grow, and helping it grow on us.
For the past 50 days we’ve been disrupting and exposing corporations, governments, often the general population itself, and quite possibly everything in between, just because we could. All to selflessly entertain others - vanity, fame, recognition, all of these things are shadowed by our desire for that which we all love. The raw, uninterrupted, chaotic thrill of entertainment and anarchy. It’s what we all crave, even the seemingly lifeless politicians and emotionless, middle-aged self-titled failures. You are not failures. You have not blown away. You can get what you want and you are worth having it, believe in yourself…
…So with those last thoughts, it’s time to say bon voyage. Our planned 50 day cruise has expired, and we must now sail into the distance, leaving behind - we hope - inspiration, fear, denial, happiness, approval, disapproval, mockery, embarrassment, thoughtfulness, jealousy, hate, even love. If anything, we hope we had a microscopic impact on someone, somewhere. Anywhere.

Related via the Guardian: Inside LulzSec: Chatroom logs shine a light on the secretive hackers.

After 50 days of hacking governments and corporations around the globe, LulzSec calls it quits:

We are Lulz Security, and this is our final release, as today marks something meaningful to us. 50 days ago, we set sail with our humble ship on an uneasy and brutal ocean: the Internet. The hate machine, the love machine, the machine powered by many machines. We are all part of it, helping it grow, and helping it grow on us.

For the past 50 days we’ve been disrupting and exposing corporations, governments, often the general population itself, and quite possibly everything in between, just because we could. All to selflessly entertain others - vanity, fame, recognition, all of these things are shadowed by our desire for that which we all love. The raw, uninterrupted, chaotic thrill of entertainment and anarchy. It’s what we all crave, even the seemingly lifeless politicians and emotionless, middle-aged self-titled failures. You are not failures. You have not blown away. You can get what you want and you are worth having it, believe in yourself…

…So with those last thoughts, it’s time to say bon voyage. Our planned 50 day cruise has expired, and we must now sail into the distance, leaving behind - we hope - inspiration, fear, denial, happiness, approval, disapproval, mockery, embarrassment, thoughtfulness, jealousy, hate, even love. If anything, we hope we had a microscopic impact on someone, somewhere. Anywhere.

Related via the Guardian: Inside LulzSec: Chatroom logs shine a light on the secretive hackers.

What Chilling Effect Might Hacktivist Groups Like LulzSec Be Having On Free Speech? →

It seems a day does not go by without news of a high-profile hack on the website of a popular corporation (Sony), media outlet (PBS), or the online presence of an unpopular government (Malaysia).

While the perpetrators may, at times, purport to aspire to expand people’s online liberties, the attack against blog network Gawker, in retribution for calling hackers “code kids,” is one example of how unwieldy and venal these net vigilantes can be. Blog commenters and  journalists have regularly expressed concern that their words could be cause for an attack by the same groups so adamantly defending the right for all voices to be heard.

Hacktivists LulzSec have taken credit for disabling the website for the CIA.