Are LulzSec and Anonymous now teaming up?

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.

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Ya it is tiring to read about idiots messing up web sites over and over

do something usefull hackers like steal some stuff we like and put it on p2p

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Anon I support Lulz I do not, no way Anon is supporting Lulz think about it since when could members of Anon hack stuff its not there motivation to damage and hack sites and services Anon are a political group.

Hackers are not interested in ruining your life, they are interested in exploiting open holes. show me proof that a hacker is ruining someones life. because I think you are getting mixed up between a hacker and a theft crook person who wears masks and a glock, that steals identity and can be a potential threat holding someone hostage. or victim of rape.

DrOmango said,
Hackers are not interested in ruining your life, they are interested in exploiting open holes. show me proof that a hacker is ruining someones life. because I think you are getting mixed up between a hacker and a theft crook person who wears masks and a glock, that steals identity and can be a potential threat holding someone hostage. or victim of rape.

They steal passwords/usernames and post them online.. somebody could use that info for theft etc.

This poor script kiddies still living in their parents basement cappin under age girls on stickam or tiny chat, life must suck for them all they ever do is fap fap away. All this script kiddies have chodes and than they share images of their chodes on 4chan like they won some war.

Neowin keep posting these articles please! The more you make all of these people who previously posted mad the happier I become. We need to hear about this no matter if they like it or not! Great job Neowin!

Normal hackers who hack to steal money can die but Lulzsec and Anons.. its quite interesting but at the same time sad. Its not going to be stopping for a while though.

Yea, they claim they are for freedom and what they are doing is just going to take more of that away. Said it before...COWARDS...all of them.

Fail. Top-Secret is on a closed network (not internet accessible in any way). Have fun trying to get that information without accessing a terminal in person.

i'll be excited when the time comes that we dont have to keep hearing about "lulsec". this gets way too much attention

I think the text that Neowin used to say that Lulzsec and Anonymous are together is not exactly "new" information. It was in an arcticle earlier today. I mean, we already knew that, and all that **** about their Operation AntiSec... If you don't have any new info for your readers, don't write nothing. Specially nothing to keep these stupid hackers on the news...

Damnit guys, get your facts straight.

So they stole all this data also just with a simple DDoS, if you believe that, you should go look in the mirror and tell yourself you're a moron before you call someone else a moron.

Stekkz_ said,
Damnit guys, get your facts straight.

So they stole all this data also just with a simple DDoS, if you believe that, you should go look in the mirror and tell yourself you're a moron before you call someone else a moron.

I agree with you. These people who call LulzSec 'script kiddies' are just jelly, else they wouldn't be spitting nonsense such as that. A script kiddie wouldn't have been able to steal so much data from those websites. Even DDoSing isn't easy for a 'script kid' because you need a lot of zombie computers (unless you do it like AnonOps, that's what I call pathetic).

"banks and other high-ranking establishments"
can somebody clarify what this means? they want to shut their website down, so that i cannot access my bank account? or they want to hack in (so "cool") and get all my information? maybe including my social security or something? or it's completely harmless? or what the hell is going on? thanks

Sas Center said,
"banks and other high-ranking establishments"
can somebody clarify what this means? they want to shut their website down, so that i cannot access my bank account? or they want to hack in (so "cool") and get all my information? maybe including my social security or something? or it's completely harmless? or what the hell is going on? thanks

All of the above.

DiamondFootprint said,
Yawn, bored of all this now. School kids don't get enough homework nowadays

Indeed, this is like a bloody soap now

Would somebody please put these script kiddies in jail before they really start ruining peoples lives with ID theft.

Hackersoft MS MVP said,
Would somebody please put these script kiddies in jail before they really start ruining peoples lives with ID theft.
No dude. Hacking Rocks so does LulzSec. Hacking forever.

Del-Funky Smelly Be. said,
No dude. Hacking Rocks so does LulzSec. Hacking forever.

hacking does not rock when some idiot steals your identity at no fault to you and ruins your life.... heck there are babies out there now that have their lives ruined due to hacks

Del-Funky Smelly Be. said,
No dude. Hacking Rocks so does LulzSec. Hacking forever.

Hacking rocks. Yes. But what Lulzsec have been doing lately is simply stupid. They've been just DDOS-ing stuff, something a two year old kid can do.

I like what Anonymous are doing, but Lulzsec, they can go to hell.

KavazovAngel said,

Hacking rocks. Yes. But what Lulzsec have been doing lately is simply stupid. They've been just DDOS-ing stuff, something a two year old kid can do.

I like what Anonymous are doing, but Lulzsec, they can go to hell.


+1 There really isn't much impressive work done by LulzSec from a hacking perspective, and what they excel at is turning on their DDoS armada... Besides, their targets look more like acts of an attention wh... than anything else.

Northgrove said,

+1 There really isn't much impressive work done by LulzSec from a hacking perspective, and what they excel at is turning on their DDoS armada... Besides, their targets look more like acts of an attention wh... than anything else.
If you read the post it says that LulzSec are turning their attention from doing petty acts eg attacking sega but going after corrupt governments who prevent freedom of information eg US govt trying to censor wikileaks. Understand this: the PEOPLE employ the government not the other way around, they have NO right ANYWHERE in the WORLD to stop freedom of information. WE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW and if these hackers are doing what is needed to be done then so be it! FIGHTS ON!

Stewart Gilligan Griffin said,

hacking does not rock when some idiot steals your identity at no fault to you and ruins your life.... heck there are babies out there now that have their lives ruined due to hacks

I'd much prefer to see the idiot server admins go to jail, you know the ones that fail to protect your ID with the most basic things such as encryption or basic security audits. I mean, SQL injections, seriously?!

Sure what lulzsec do is not nice, it is illegal, but at least these companies who're get hacked daily can't just brush it under the carpet anymore. Its estimated that over 80% of online companies are hacked at somepoint due to poor security, be it failure of patches or bad web code.
We don't hear about them, and they're just the sites that know they've been hacked. There will be many other sites that have been hacked with the hackers having full access to the servers, there, watching, waiting, collecting all your data.

Server admins can do a lot to stop the inital hacks, but they can do a heck of a lot more once the hackers are in their systems.

I say jail some CEOs and server admins who have complete disregard for your personal data!

Hackersoft MS MVP said,
Would somebody please put these script kiddies in jail before they really start ruining peoples lives with ID theft.

Really? it only takes a script kiddy to hack gov sites? Then we should really fire anyone that runs IT for the govt.

Hackersoft MS MVP said,
Would somebody please put these script kiddies in jail before they really start ruining peoples lives with ID theft.

People still calling these script kiddies... you are sounding like a broken record. They are far more...

zikalify said,
If you read the post it says that LulzSec are turning their attention from doing petty acts eg attacking sega but going after corrupt governments who prevent freedom of information eg US govt trying to censor wikileaks. Understand this: the PEOPLE employ the government not the other way around, they have NO right ANYWHERE in the WORLD to stop freedom of information. WE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW and if these hackers are doing what is needed to be done then so be it! FIGHTS ON!

So you have a right to know, even if it threatens the lives of individuals, whether it be the single, double digit, or thousands?

If you think that's the case, then you Sir, are an idiot.

Hackersoft MS MVP said,
Would somebody please put these script kiddies in jail before they really start ruining peoples lives with ID theft.
Your comment = fail. While I don't approve of Lulzsec I think it's safe to say they're not script kiddies. That is, if you know anything about the group or their activities. Take a look past the headlines and do some actual reading. Look into some of the data they stole (and posted online). That's not script kiddie stuff.

Hackersoft MS MVP said,
Would somebody please put these script kiddies in jail before they really start ruining peoples lives with ID theft.
No, these "kids" are a blessing in disguise, helping governments and large institutions to increase their security measures. That was their reason to attack Sony. And they are sort of training us for a large cyber warfare, possibly from China's Internet Army. Ex-CIA chief claims we are ready to deal with such a war. They are catalyzing the process of improving our Internet security before someone does a permanent damage to us. These attacks are nothing compared to the harm that can be inflicted on us. Every cloud has silver linning. You could say the same thing about terrorists. They are sort of unknowingly helping us improve our security to make it difficult for certain countries to do permanent damage to us. So is WikiLeaks. Remember, this nothing to what can actually happen to us. We are too dependent on this Internet with these banks and services. So maybe we could reward LulSec instead

zikalify said,
If you read the post it says that LulzSec are turning their attention from doing petty acts eg attacking sega but going after corrupt governments who prevent freedom of information eg US govt trying to censor wikileaks. Understand this: the PEOPLE employ the government not the other way around, they have NO right ANYWHERE in the WORLD to stop freedom of information. WE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW and if these hackers are doing what is needed to be done then so be it! FIGHTS ON!

See, I believe that once elected, we should be able to trust our governments to keep certain things secret for us. Take for instance Pakistan right now. There's plenty of suspicion to be had against its government since Osama bin Ladin was hiding, what was it, a mile away from their main military camp? If we have all info open to the public, then how do we deal with that? Our government is trusted to deal with foreign policy, and there are things that SHOULD be kept secret. Because you just know that in a country as diverse as the U.S., there's gonna be some random racist, or some radical, or someone aligned with some group that will ALWAYS take something the wrong way, and when you talk about our "right to know", there are limits to what we need to know, and thinking otherwise is just plain stupid.