Last week it appeared that the two most public hacker groups, LulzSec and Anonymous, might be taking pot shots at each other. Now it appears that the two groups might in fact be joining forces for new cyber attacks against new targets. A new message reportedly posted by the LulzSec group claims that it is "declaring immediate and unremitting war on the freedom-snatching moderators of 2011."
The message states, "As we're aware, the government and whitehat security terrorists across the world continue to dominate and control our Internet ocean. Sitting pretty on cargo bays full of corrupt booty, they think it's acceptable to condition and enslave all vessels in sight." It adds, "To increase efforts, we are now teaming up with the Anonymous collective and all affiliated battleships." The message also talks about general targets for the attacks, saying, "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."
LulzSec has of course been going after quite a few targets in the past month including defacing the PBS web site and attacking Nintendo's US servers. It also went after a number of other game based web sites including the sites for Minecraft, Escapist Magazine and EVE Online. It has also been going after government targets such as the CIA web site and most recently the UK based group SOCA. It has also been taking requests from the public for targets to attack via a phone line.