Hacker group taking over LulzSec name for new attacks

The famed hacker group LulzSec generated a lot of publicity for itself in 2011 after it claimed responsibility for a number of cyber attacks around the world. Now it appears that a hacker group has taken over the LulzSec name in a newly reported attack on a dating web site.

News.com reports that the MilitarySingles.com web site was the victim of a database intrusion. Personal information from nearly 171,000 accounts, including email addresses and passwords, were taken from the database and later posted on the Pastebin.com site, a known location for hackers to post their accomplishments. So far ESingles, which owns MilitarySingles.com, has yet to comment on this incident.

The group that posted the information calls itself LulzSec or LulzSec Reborn. However, it's unlikely that this newest attack was the work of the same group that was responsible for the previous web site intrusions in 2011.

Indeed, earlier this month, it was revealed that the FBI had arrested a number of LulzSec members for various cyber crimes. The arrests were made in part because one of leaders of the group, Sabu (real name: Hector Xavier Monsegur) worked with law enforcement officials to bring down the rest of the group that he was previously a part of.

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winrez said,
Wonder how many of the "singles" are married
Considering adultery is actually illegal in the U.S. military and grounds for dishonorable discharge...

Voice of Buddy Christ said,
Considering adultery is actually illegal in the U.S. military and grounds for dishonorable discharge...

Good for them.

GS:mac

BumbleBritches57 said,
Lol, why would they hacka dating site? lmfao, probably trying to dox Anon.

Especially a dating site named MilitarySingles.com. Not cool, man. Not cool.

BumbleBritches57 said,
Lol, why would they hacka dating site? lmfao, probably trying to dox Anon.

Being a dating site isn't what interests them. It is targeted at military personal. It isn't impossible that they were trying to get login credentials from the idiot who decided to use his military email on the site. If the site was really stupid, it may even ask for a military email to confirm the account making the risk higher.

Tech Star said,
Let the Lulz commence! ALL ABOARD THE LULZBOAT!

I try so hard to not judge someone on one comment they make, but this makes you look like a complete fool. Congratulations.

Younha said,

I try so hard to not judge someone on one comment they make, but this makes you look like a complete fool. Congratulations.

Not really I thought it was quite hilarious! I don't think these Lulz guys are cool but what they say always gives me a chuckle.

Younha said,

I try so hard to not judge someone on one comment they make, but this makes you look like a complete fool. Congratulations.

Awww can't take a joke? There there *pat pat*.

Ease up and live a little.