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US officials said they have ordered a security review after hackers managed to break into the Senate website at the weekend.

An official said the incident had been "inconvenient", but had not compromised the security of the staff.

The confirmation came after Lulz Security, a loosely aligned group of hackers, said it had carried out the attack for fun and posted files online.

Lulz has previously targeted Sony, Nintendo and Fox News.

Senate Deputy Sergeant-at-Arms Martina Bradford said the hacking had been noticed at the weekend, and that officials were now reviewing all the sites hosted on Senate.gov.

"Specifically, there is no individual user account information on the server supporting senate.gov that could have been compromised," she said in a statement.

Lulz Security posted files online which indicated they had been in the Senate network. However, none of the files appeared to be sensitive.

"We don't like the US government very much," Lulz Security said at the top of a release.

"This is a small, just-for-kicks release of some internal data from Senate.gov - is this an act of war, gentlemen? Problem?" it added.

The US recently said it would consider cyber attacks an "act of war", and reserved the right to respond to attacks with conventional means if they were found to have been orchestrated by a nation state.

Lulz is a reference to internet-speak for "laugh out loud".




So should be expecting some missiles in their smokestacks soon?

Add another to the list of brazen hacks lately.
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At least they are just doing it for kicks and pointing out where the holes are for hacking, it could have been much worse
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At least they are just doing it for kicks and pointing out where the holes are for hacking, it could have been much worse


How much high-sensitivity material do you really think is on the senate website?

This was a toe in the water to test basic security strength, most likely.
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I feel like this is playing with fire.

Sure the intention isn't malicious, but I still don't get the rationale behind the Sony attack, and even if it was 'just for fun', hacking a government website for fun is kind of...risky, to put it mildly. I admire the ballsiness, but I feel like it's not exactly a wise move.
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I think they are actually doing these companies/ establishments a big favor by pointing out all the holes.
#9
Probably will just end up being another excuse for legislation to continue to restrict the internet and the freedom people have on it. Security is always the excuse to reduce liberties.
#10
I applaud these individuals. Somepony has to keep the government accountable to the people.
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Lolz@LUlz
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#12
Once you think about it, damn, these guys are good, all Anonymous ever does is DDOS websites they don't like, but LulzSec, they take down entire networks.
#13
So... you're saying we have to invade Iran?
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I liek these guys.

These obviously aren't just script kiddies, it's going to be hard to catch them.

And for the record, LulzSec!=Anonymous.
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I don't see the lulz in this kind of thing. Sure, politicians get pissed off, patch up leaks, sort out security, show the rest of us their misinformed knowledge of hacker groups etc etc
Hacking into FOX and really ****ing shit up could bring the laughs though. Nobody likes them. I would love to see O'Reilley's reaction when his network gets crashed.
#18
I wonder if this has anything to do with Operation Empire State Rebellion...

That's supposed to start tomorrow, IIRC.
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#19
Proof Lulzsec all have xboxes. Microsoft has not been hacked.

Also, I'm glad they haven't been.

I would actually like to learn how to hack into systems and the like. I mean, I probably wouldn't do too much with it, but it would be neat to learn as I'm fairly computer illiterate.


These guys are extremely smart it seems, I know most of you might not agree with me though. I do think they could make LOADS of money getting jobs hacking into systems though.
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Proof Lulzsec all have xboxes. Microsoft has not been hacked.

Also, I'm glad they haven't been.

I would actually like to learn how to hack into systems and the like. I mean, I probably wouldn't do too much with it, but it would be neat to learn as I'm fairly computer illiterate.


These guys are extremely smart it seems, I know most of you might not agree with me though. I do think they could make LOADS of money getting jobs hacking into systems though.


If you're serious, I can PM you a site that has lots of good info and testing scenarios and such. It's actually a lot of fun, imo.

And I agree with you, these people tend to be incredibly smart, especially to go undetected.
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Oh that'd be cool, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.


PM'd, yo.

And as the white hats say, "Don't learn to hack, hack to learn."
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Hack away. I mean really, it's not like our Senators do anything important for us anyway.
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If you're serious, I can PM you a site that has lots of good info and testing scenarios and such. It's actually a lot of fun, imo.

And I agree with you, these people tend to be incredibly smart, especially to go undetected.

I wish to be a 1337 haxx0rz as well sir.
#27
Whenever I see these guys in the news, all I can think about is that 'lul' essentially means 'penis' in Dutch, so this group is basically "Dicks Security".
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PM'd, yo.

And as the white hats say, "Don't learn to hack, hack to learn."


would you mind pm'ing me as well good sir?

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Quote by Ichikurosaki
Every time lulz hacks someone, even when it's 100% confirmed to be lulz

Anon are blamed

logic where


I imagine it's because noone knows who they are so the anon in that sense, and with the rather channish based humour they use it seems only fitting that they get tarred with the same brush. They more than likely have links to or are from the main anon group however anyway. Keep in mind that the anon group was so loosely based that there could be any number of groups working under the same banner. Some might just decide to put another banned up in front of that one.
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May I receive that PM as well? I'm a computer ruh-tard and wish to know how they do this. btw: anon is a group of hackers? lulsec is a group within the group? who hacked PSN? I am confused.
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The original PSN attack was unclaimed by any group. Following from that Lulsec hacked into the Sony movies and music division websites and stole stuff.
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These guys also hacked a sub branch of NATO and released the details of its entire user base. One of the FBI guys was using the same password for everything, so they hacked into the servers of his private company called Unveillance. After they told him what they'd done, he offered them money to keep silent and eliminate his competition. They released all of said correspondence in a torrent.
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The US recently said it would consider cyber attacks an "act of war", and reserved the right to respond to attacks with conventional means if they were found to have been orchestrated by a nation state.


I don't doubt for a moment that they'd kill god-knows-how-many people over compromised data.
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Whenever I see these guys in the news, all I can think about is that 'lul' essentially means 'penis' in Dutch, so this group is basically "Dicks Security".


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Bravo!

I'm actually starting to like these guys

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PM'd, yo.

And as the white hats say, "Don't learn to hack, hack to learn."

can i haz link too plz?

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