Friday, June 17, 2011

CIA, Senate hackers gleefully promise more -

CIA, Senate hackers gleefully promise more -

They've breached or busted the websites of the CIA, PBS and the U.S. Senate, and launched at least part of an extended attack on Sony, whose PlayStation Network was brought to a grinding halt for the better part of a month.

And, to hear them tell it, it's all for a laugh.

Meet Lulz Security, or LulzSec, the gleeful and secretive band of hackers who appear to be responsible for a string of high-profile and sometimes embarrassing Internet attacks.

Their most recent strike, and arguably the most ambitious, was a distributed denial-of-service attack Wednesday that shut down the Central Intelligence Agency's website for a couple of hours.

Analysts said the group appears to be some sort of spin-off of "Anonymous," the loose coalition of hackers that formed in support of whistle-blower site WikiLeaks.

But while Anonymous has its own set of moral codes and is largely politically motivated, LulzSec tends to be random.

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