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#1 COKid

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 03:44

Australian police say they have arrested a "self-proclaimed leader" of the hacking group LulzSec.

The 24-year-old from New South Wales is accused of attacking and defacing a government website earlier this month, a police statement said.

Lulzsec has claimed responsibility for several high profile cyber-attacks, including against Sony Pictures and the CIA.

It emerged as a splinter-group of hacking collective Anonymous in 2011.

In the statement, the Australian Federal Police said that the arrested man was an IT professional who used his position in an IT company to access sensitive information from clients, including government agencies.

He has been charged with two counts of unauthorised modification of data to cause impairment, and one count of unauthorised access to restricted data. He faces a maximum of 12 years in jail.

"Those thinking of engaging in such activities should be warned that hacking, creating or propagating malicious viruses or participating in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are not harmless fun," Cyber Crimes Commander Glen McEwen said.

LulzSec gained international attention when they hacked the Sony website in 2011, taking down the company's PlayStation network for weeks and accessing millions of users' accounts.

It was estimated to have cost the company over $100 million (£65m) and was part of a 50-day rampage which targeted organisations ranging from the FBI to Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency.

The name stood for Lulz Security - in which "Lulz" is derived from the popular internet term "lol", meaning "laugh out loud".

The group's members employed techniques to flood websites with high traffic - known as DDoS attacks - in order to render them unusable.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk...d-asia-22275445

Stick a fork in 'em. LulzSec is done. :)


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:14

Australian police network getting hacked in 5.....4......3.....

I smell $*** storm coming soon...

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:36

If I were an elite hacker, I'd never get caught.
Number one reason: I'd never TELL YOU I was an elite hacker. Pfft.

Remember the golden rule boys and girls: Two may keep a secret, but only if one of them is dead.

#4 astropheed

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:28

Remember the golden rule boys and girls

There sure are a lot of Golden Rules to remember these days.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:37

There sure are a lot of Golden Rules to remember these days.


Yeah due to market saturation the price of golden rules has taken a hit.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:00

Australian police network getting hacked in 5.....4......3.....

I smell $*** storm coming soon...


By who ? anon don't care about lulzsec, and even if they did. the best anon can collectively pull together is a DDoS, occasionally they have a half decent hacker who puts on the Anon mantle just because it's convenient, but in reality has nothing to do with anon as such.

Luzsec, pretty much the same thing. mostly a bunch of script kiddies with a couple of somewhat decent hackers thrown in, but these are either arrested or gone under ground. as there really is no such thing as anonymous on the net. you can hide as best you can, but when doing targeted attacks the whole hidden untraceable hacker thing is mostly a myth. an any decent hacker doesn't want anything to do with either Anon or Lulz

#7 He's Dead Jim

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 09:10

If I were an elite hacker, I'd never get caught.
Number one reason: I'd never TELL YOU I was an elite hacker. Pfft.

Remember the golden rule boys and girls: Two may keep a secret, but only if one of them is dead.

rather harsh , that reality... ;)

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:04

The government will catch them.....eventually.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:42

thing is, you dont need to tell people or friends your a hacker, the police an ISP's watch your every move on the internet.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:50

thing is, you dont need to tell people or friends your a hacker, the police an ISP's watch your every move on the internet.

That would explain why all the hackers have been caught and no more hacking is going on.
Pfft.

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 03:17

*Magical Disappearing Post!*

Edited by articuno1au, 25 April 2013 - 03:20.