LulzSec, Anonymous team up to steal and expose government secrets
Anonymous, the hacker collective famous for performing cyber attacks as public retribution, has reportedly teamed up with LulzSec, the hacker group that attacks mostly for entertainment, for a mission going by the title AntiSec (Anti-Security) which seeks to expose any government-classified information that can be stolen.
LulzSec, which has recently stolen headlines for a rash of denial of service attacks issued an AntiSec manifesto today, asking everyone to join the rebellion.
"Together we can defend ourselves so that our privacy is not overrun by profiteering gluttons. Your hat can be white, gray or black, your skin and race are not important. If you're aware of the corruption, expose it now, in the name of Anti-Security," the document says. "Top priority is to steal and leak any classified government information, including email spools and documentation. Prime targets are banks and other high-ranking establishments. If they try to censor our progress, we will obliterate the censor with cannonfire anointed with lizard blood."
The first target of the attack was the UK's Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA), who endured only a brief Denial of Service attack, and appeared to have suffered no leaked data.
Regarding the attack on SOCA, LulzSec said, "Later we'll unleash fire on multiple targets. That last one is down depending on which area you're from. Lulz Cannon is being upgraded…DDoS is of course our least powerful and most abundant ammunition. Government hacking is taking place right now behind the scenes."
Yesterday, Imperva Data Security compiled a profile of LulzSec, which gives a general idea of the people behind this movement and their preferred techniques. Imperva isolated eight usernames it believes are the "main members," and says the leader is "Sabu," the former Anonymous hacker responsible for the devastating hack on computer security firm HBGary earlier this year.