FBI raids Iowa home as part of LulzSec probe

The hacker group LulzSec may have told the world over the weekend that its hacking campaign was over but that doesn't mean the world's law enforcement agencies are not going after the group. Gawker reports that last week, before LulzSec announced it was shutting down its cyber attacks on businesses and government web sites, the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided a home in Davenport, Iowa belonging to 29 year old Laurelai Bailey (which is apparently an alias). The eight FBI agents who arrived at her door on June 23 asked Bailey questions about a group of hackers that she apparently was communicating with online.

According to the story, Bailey chatted with the FBI agents for five hours and told them everything that she knew about the hackers she hung out with online. In fact the FBI asked Bailey if she might act as a kind of mole and find out more from them. In the end the agents left her house but not without taking a couple of PC hard drives, a camera and other possessions.

Bailey says she is not a member of LulzSec and has never been a part of any illegal hack attack. However while she might be clean as far as law enforcement is concerned the FBI raid has indirectly cost her a job as a tech support employee. According to the story she had an online chat with a friend about the raid. For some reason the log of that chat was leaked online along with her real name and contact info. The unnamed company that she worked for fired her because the chat log made her look like a member of LulzSec.

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You take the red pill and you wake up in tour bed, believing in what you want to believe... You take the lulzsec and they will show you how deep FBI can crawl up your ass... Lol

If you are smart, sue your employer for firing you with no basis. Sue the FBI for taking your stuff they had no right too.

FBI = Federal Bureau of the Insanely Stupid pigs

TechieXP said,
If you are smart, sue your employer for firing you with no basis. Sue the FBI for taking your stuff they had no right too.

FBI = Federal Bureau of the Insanely Stupid pigs

Pretty sure she said it her self in the IRC logs that they infact DID have a warrant. Keep your slander **** to yourself if you don't have all the details. Remember articles here may have information but NEVER the entire story.

I wouldn't give a crap if it was the FBI. I wouldn't even have opened the door. And since I am NOT part of the group, you won't be taking **** out my house. I love how the GOV'T thinks they have a right to take your ****. I wish they would come take mine. That's why those BOZO's are always getting their ass popped. If they ever came and took my stuff. Belive me I would learn to be a hacker overnight and hack into all theie **** an expose every possible document I can fine. Like how they were part of the whole 9/11 scam.

IIf I was her, correction she is stupid so I dont want to be her. Knowing me I should say, I would be in court suing them for taking my belongings and causing me tp loose my job and the public embarrassment they cause.

All FBI agents which are nothing more than badge felons all deserve to be removed from the planet. They are the biggest worthless crocks on the planet and they have nerve to try to enforce any laws.

TechieXP said,
I wouldn't give a crap if it was the FBI. I wouldn't even have opened the door. And since I am NOT part of the group, you won't be taking **** out my house. I love how the GOV'T thinks they have a right to take your ****. I wish they would come take mine. That's why those BOZO's are always getting their ass popped. If they ever came and took my stuff. Belive me I would learn to be a hacker overnight and hack into all theie **** an expose every possible document I can fine. Like how they were part of the whole 9/11 scam.

IIf I was her, correction she is stupid so I dont want to be her. Knowing me I should say, I would be in court suing them for taking my belongings and causing me tp loose my job and the public embarrassment they cause.

All FBI agents which are nothing more than badge felons all deserve to be removed from the planet. They are the biggest worthless crocks on the planet and they have nerve to try to enforce any laws.

Umm, they had a warrant to do all of that. Read the chat logs that shows laurelei saying they had a warrant.

If you don't answer the door, they will enter if they have a warrant regardless!

a new display name said,
Haha! There are no girl on the internet... Everyone knows that ^^

Swore he had a sex change before they were onto him.

"FBI raids Iowa home " And then the article goes on to only describe a very open dialog (they didnt have to bring her in for questioning with a lawyer). Sensationalism at its best.

I was about to mention this. The whole story is all in the chat logs, where Laurelai herself tells everybody that the FBI has paid her a visit.

WAR-DOG said,
FBI took the camera for... what for?

its not uncommon when you plug a camera in, it just shows up as a 'removable device' in windows, you could potentially just copy files (evidence) on to there. Same with PSP, Phones and other devices.

ftwr said,
Just in case she had nekkid photos on it.

'she' is transgendered. she is a he. Laurelai isn't his/her real name

Electronic Punk said,
I am sure there were "dox" that said this was actually a really ugly guy who liked to be one of those guys that pretends to be a chick online.

That's true. I don't know why they suddenly say he's female.

For five hours...?
<sarcasm> The FBI are working fast! </sarcasm>
And why would you act as a mole to expose your "friends" - who are no longer active...

Tpiom said,
For five hours...?
<sarcasm> The FBI are working fast! </sarcasm>
And why would you act as a mole to expose your "friends" - who are no longer active...
The raid was BEFORE they shut down.

The unnamed company that she worked for fired her because the chat log made her look like a member of LulzSec.
They hire her because they think she was a hacker? Now she lost her job because she was not a hacker? Someone clear this for me?

Krome said,
They hire her because they think she was a hacker? Now she lost her job because she was not a hacker? Someone clear this for me?
She wasnt hired because she was a hacker // she was hired for TECH SUPPORT. She worked in a cubical answering phone calls regarding internal hardware/software issues.

-=SEDIN=- said,
about two hours away from where i live lol

Waw! You really live very... far away from where that is happening *doooh*

A girl as a hacker, coooooooooooooool

Neowin said,

In the end the agents left her house but not without taking a couple of PC hard drives, a camera and other possessions.

Who is she? James bond's GF!!

veternan said,
A girl as a hacker, coooooooooooooool

Who is she? James bond's GF!!


I'm pretty sure that Laurelai is a pre-op tranny...?
apparently a really ugly one as well

If only it was like the movies..

veternan said,
A girl as a hacker, coooooooooooooool

Who is she? James bond's GF!!

One of the other alleged members is also female.

SpyderCanopus said,
This trend will likely continue. The gov't is out of control. It's sand in hand.

???

They have every reason to investigate LulzSec and people involved in chats related to them. Her possessions may well be returned once FBI has sifted through the data.

MidnightDevil said,
Wonder what kind of friends she has that leak her chat logs with him! That's not a friend, not a real one anyways.
An entire D0x of her and countless other members from LulzSec/Gen0sis etc we're posted on pastebin by The A-Team with IRC Logs on top of other things to shine some light on everything.
Your right, they're not friends of hers at all Theres even a chat log in there regarding to her talking to someone online about this exact raid. Line 447 //

http://pastebin.com/iVujX4TR