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#1
Story.


A 19-year-old suspected of being a mastermind behind notorious international computer hacking group LulzSec has been arrested in Essex, after a joint operation by the FBI and Scotland Yard.

It comes just days after the group claimed it brought down the US Central Intelligence Agency's website.

The alleged hack on CIA.gov occurred on the same day the group opened a telephone request line so its fans could suggest potential targets.

On Twitter, the group wrote: "Tango down - CIA.gov - for the lulz".

The teenager is being questioned under the Computer Misuse Act and Fraud Act.

He was arrested by officers from the force's e-crime unit.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "The arrest follows an investigation into network intrusions and distributed denial of service attacks against a number of international business and intelligence agencies by what is believed to be the same hacking group.

"Searches at a residential address in Wickford, Essex, following the arrest last night have led to the examination of a significant amount of material.

"These forensic examinations remain ongoing."

The Met and Essex Police are working "in cooperation" with the FBI, the spokesman said.

The teenager remains in custody at a central London police station.


The electronic giants of the world brought to their knees by someone from Essex?
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#2
I lul'd

Hack your way out of that one
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#3
Proof they're what we always knew them to be. Nerdy virgins in their mothers basement.
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#6
Is this the same report as a few days ago? If so Lulzsec denied it via twitter

Also Lulzsec are not masterminds. I have a friend who was part of Anon back when the Lulzsec members were still in Anon. All they are doing is utilizing an SQL Zero Day that most hackers know.

Most just aren't retarded enough to hack the CIA and then boast about it.
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#7
See, if I were in their situation, I'd hire the shit out of him and the other members of Lulsec. Anyone who can perform these hacks is VERY well worth having on your team to prevent future hacks.

Good news for him too, he would earn like, £60,000+.
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See, if I were in their situation, I'd hire the shit out of him and the other members of Lulsec. Anyone who can perform these hacks is VERY well worth having on your team to prevent future hacks.

Good news for him too, he would earn like, £60,000+.


You say that but read my post, they're not doing anything special. Thousands of other hackers could do the same job.
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You say that but read my post, they're not doing anything special. Thousands of other hackers could do the same job.

+1

but they're freely admitting that via twitter.

"Why would we need to waste time with more complex hacks when sites like Sony and Infragard get owned via simple hacks?"

"Hacker mentality is that the 1337est hack causes the most damage. I argue that the simplest hack embarrasses the target more and thus wins."

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#10
It was his plan to get caught all along, it's only a distraction and they've obviously fallen for it.
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#11
I'd sincerely love to be concealed forever. I get a kick out of deceit.
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It was his plan to get caught all along, it's only a distraction and they've obviously fallen for it.
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If this said 19 year old is really that intelligent (besides his apparent computer knowledge), then this would be plausible, however you'd expect something big to be happening round about now, considering they're holding him in custody.. Also CIA/FBI I imagine would've considered the possibility of him being a scapegoat. They'll look through his pc, and from that establish who he's connected to.

My opinion - he should've gone out more like most 19 year olds, who wants to spend their life hacking in front of a pc for what seems like very little gain, other than possible going to prison for a considerable amount of time?
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#13
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See, if I were in their situation, I'd hire the shit out of him and the other members of Lulsec. Anyone who can perform these hacks is VERY well worth having on your team to prevent future hacks.

Good news for him too, he would earn like, £60,000+.

Not really. These guys have some knowledge, but nothing that your standard Developer wouldn't know. They're essentially exploiting the piss poor security of trusting/penny pinching/incompetent companies.

To use a real world example, it's like going to a bank vault and seeing the combination written on a post it note outside it. Sure, most bank vaults won't be owned by banks that are that stupid, but when there's thousands of banks you just find the ones that are.
...Of course in this case the bank vaults generally contain little of value.
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#14
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If this said 19 year old is really that intelligent (besides his apparent computer knowledge), then this would be plausible, however you'd expect something big to be happening round about now, considering they're holding him in custody.. Also CIA/FBI I imagine would've considered the possibility of him being a scapegoat. They'll look through his pc, and from that establish who he's connected to.

My opinion - he should've gone out more like most 19 year olds, who wants to spend their life hacking in front of a pc for what seems like very little gain, other than possible going to prison for a considerable amount of time?

ever made a prank call?

it's the same thing on a much larger scale.

It's not even expert hacker knowledge that they're using. What they're doing is the IRL equivalent of pointing at someone's chest and then flicking their nose when they look down.

It's not difficult or elegant, it's just embarrassing that it worked.
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Yeah. people, like Lemoninfluence, are hypocrites and should have all their opinions invalidated from here on out.
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Proof they're what we always knew them to be. Nerdy virgins in their mothers basement.

This.
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They should waterboard him. For the lulz.

And this.

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#18
I'm sure the U.S. is going to dedicate far more resources than necessary to this after declaring a war on cyber terrorism. We will observe the start of censorship of websites that may aid in hackers ability to hide themselves with proxies or communicate with one another. They will begin illegally collecting private information from web users worldwide after passing a new cyber patriot act all because of a few DDoS attacks.

Wake up America, your rights are being stripped from you in broad daylight and you're too apathetic to do anything about it.

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#19
I agree - embarassing. I didn't say that they were using any expert knowledge - I said IF this 19 yo was intelligent then it'd be plausible that he intentionally got caught.

Realistically? Probably got caught for the lack of attention and care in what he was doing, using easy methods is surely easier to detect?
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I'm sure the U.S. is going to dedicate far more resources than necessary to this after declaring a war on cyber terrorism. We will observe the start of censorship of websites that may aid in hackers ability to hide themselves with proxies or communicate with one another. They will begin illegally collecting private information from web users worldwide after passing a new cyber patriot act all because of a few DDoS attacks.

Wake up America, your rights are being stripped from you in broad daylight and you're too apathetic to do anything about it.


I really really really hope you're wrong, even though this will have absolutely no direct effect on me.
#21
You know what? Good! I don't like LulzSec. While I agree with a good bit of what they're doing, I think they going about it the completely wrong way, and in such, are just being massive douche-bags.
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I really really really hope you're wrong, even though this will have absolutely no direct effect on me.

As if I could be wrong.

It's only a matter of time before the government cracks down on internet regulation and what better way to convince citizens why regulation is necessary than to claim that internet vigilante groups pose a threat to national security? Either independent hacker groups like lulzsec will be targeted or perhaps it will be claimed that regulation will attempt to restrict the collaboration and coordination between more "dangerous" perceived terrorist groups.

Then you've got your Facebook and Craigslist serial killer types, the rampant pirating of intellectual property (books, film, games, music), it wouldn't surprise me if the distribution of child pornography plays a role too.

Man, I could totally write a dystopian novel.
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As if I could be wrong.

It's only a matter of time before the government cracks down on internet regulation and what better way to convince citizens why regulation is necessary than to claim that internet vigilante groups pose a threat to national security? Either independent hacker groups like lulzsec will be targeted or perhaps it will be claimed that regulation will attempt to restrict the collaboration and coordination between more "dangerous" perceived terrorist groups.

Then you've got your Facebook and Craigslist serial killer types, the rampant pirating of intellectual property (books, film, games, music), it wouldn't surprise me if the distribution of child pornography plays a role too.

Man, I could totally write a dystopian novel.

+1


The way this is being played out in the media (who appear to have as much knowledge of computer science as my Gran) as some kind of elite hacker group compromising the secure data of nations etc and politicians natural desire to heavily regulate the internet as a communication and distribution mechanism make this Lulzsec crowd relatively dangerous.
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#27
Good.
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#28
If the Census story has any substance then the government needs to be fired. All of it.

Other than that, a bunch of teens who did a few SQL Injections and DDOS? Big woop.
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#29
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They should waterboard him. For the lulz.


hahahaha. righteous.
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Seems the glorious leader of LulzSec got arrested, it's all over now... wait... we're all still here! Which poor bastard did they take down?


Whether to believe them or not is anyone's guess.
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#33
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ever made a prank call?

it's the same thing on a much larger scale.

It's not even expert hacker knowledge that they're using. What they're doing is the IRL equivalent of pointing at someone's chest and then flicking their nose when they look down.

It's not difficult or elegant, it's just embarrassing that it worked.

exactly
#34
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If the Census story has any substance then the government needs to be fired. All of it.

Other than that, a bunch of teens who did a few SQL Injections and DDOS? Big woop.


Just read into that as you mentioned it earlier. This is incredibly worrying. If they really do have it in it's entirety and the release it then we might have a case of millions of cases of identity theft and fraud. There will be no escaping that one and the banks sure as hell won't be willing to stump up the tens of millions that might be exchanged as a result in compensation.
#35
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ever made a prank call?

it's the same thing on a much larger scale.

It's not even expert hacker knowledge that they're using. What they're doing is the IRL equivalent of pointing at someone's chest and then flicking their nose when they look down.

It's not difficult or elegant, it's just embarrassing that it worked.


I see why this is so funny to Lulzsec now.
#38
I'm glad they caught him.

However, let's not start censoring shit to try to catch these people. (Especially not over lameasses like this guy.) Otherwise, I might become a hacker, just so I can go to whatever website I fucking want.

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Am i the only one to realise he didnt actually hack anything? He DDoS'd them...
Of course he didn't...

He's an amateur.
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Am i the only one to realise he didnt actually hack anything? He DDoS'd them...

Am I the only one to realize he's an idiot?



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