LulzSec and Anonymous suspects arrested

The massive amount of hack attacks by groups such as LulzSec and Anonymous earlier this summer may be coming back to haunt the people involved. News.com reports that Cody Andrew Kretsinger, a 23 year old from Phoenix, Arizona, was arrested on Thursday on charges that he participated in SQL injection attacks last May.  His alleged target was the web site of Sony Pictures Entertainment. The attack exposed confidential info from the site, according to the indictment, and that info was later posted on Twitter and on a public web site.

Meanwhile, Fox News reports that Christopher Doyon, 47, of Mountain View, California, and Joshua Covelli, 26, of Fairborn, Ohio were also charged on Thursday with law enforcement officials claiming that the men launched a denial of service attack on the servers run by the county of Santa Cruz in California back in 2010. The men are allegedly part of the People's Liberation Front which has associations with the Anonymous hacking group.

In related news, Anonymous has posted up a note on the Pastebin web site declaring that Saturday, September 24 will be a "Day Of Vengeance". According to the note, " ... Anonymous and other cyber liberation groups will launch a series of cyber attacks against various targets including Wall Street, Corrupt Banking Institutions - and the NYC Police Department." Anonymous says it taking such action as a protest against the New York City Police Department. Anonymous claims the police used abusive force against protesters who have been encamped in the Wall Street section of the city for the past several days.

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"Anonymous claims the police used abusive force against protesters who have been encamped in the Wall Street section of the city for the past several days." - Is this true?

astrokat said,
"Anonymous claims the police used abusive force against protesters who have been encamped in the Wall Street section of the city for the past several days." - Is this true?
You should be asking yourself why the major news outlets won't report on this.

Um, what is their proposal for a world after the collapse of the 'Corrupt Banking Institutions'? I love all those would-be justice and freedom fighters whose plans don't go beyond the 'destroy the system' stage.

They should get out the house once in there life. Prolly to scared to go stand with the protesters face to face with what there protesting against so they do it behind closed doors

Hasn't it gone quiet on the Anon-Lulz front since some of these knobs have been shook up?

I don't disagree with standing up for what you believe in, however the way Lulz, and recently Anon have conducted their actions has proven them to be no more ethical than those at whomethe finger is pointed.

I'm aware that the FBI just received an anonymous tip off from one of my friends, that someone I knew is member of their organization...

Nonsense.

It is pretty easy to clear your tracks but the so caller hacker left a lot of evidences in his harddrive.

Criminals, every one of them. I fail to understand why people commit crimes, and then think they've done everyone a favor for it.

McCordRm said,
Criminals, every one of them. I fail to understand why people commit crimes, and then think they've done everyone a favor for it.

Hear! Hear! ^^

McCordRm said,
Criminals, every one of them. I fail to understand why people commit crimes, and then think they've done everyone a favor for it.

I'm not saying I agree with Lulzsec or the like here, but a criminal is only a criminal if they commit a crime. And a crime is dictated to be whatever the law says it is. Kind of obvious, of course, but what if the state that imposed the law was corrupt? Technically, the rebels in Libya were all criminals according to the old regime. They committed the "crimes" anyway because they believed they were right.
It's not always as clear cut as "crime = criminals = bad people".

Kushan said,

I'm not saying I agree with Lulzsec or the like here, but a criminal is only a criminal if they commit a crime. And a crime is dictated to be whatever the law says it is. Kind of obvious, of course, but what if the state that imposed the law was corrupt? Technically, the rebels in Libya were all criminals according to the old regime. They committed the "crimes" anyway because they believed they were right.
It's not always as clear cut as "crime = criminals = bad people".

I agree, for example for the nazi germany, to be a jew was a crime.

Magallanes said,

I agree, for example for the nazi germany, to be a jew was a crime.


Exactly.
McCordRm is showing that he's exactly the kind of person that would enable a repeat of the holocaust.

Follow the law no matter what it says.

Beaux said,

Follow the law no matter what it says.

Then you are a sheep that is ok with letting the world become a worse place? If you don't question then law then you are saying it's ok for every leader to be a Castro or Saddam Hussein.

Beaux said,

Exactly.
McCordRm is showing that he's exactly the kind of person that would enable a repeat of the holocaust.

Follow the law no matter what it says.

That assumption is slightly extreme

Beaux said,
McCordRm is showing that he's exactly the kind of person that would enable a repeat of the holocaust.

Follow the law no matter what it says.
You all are stretching what he said quite dramatically. He is not talking about extremist laws by any means. The people in LulzSec and Anonymous are openly hacking into all kinds of organizations and exposing things much different than security holes.

Throwing customer data, as well as all sorts of other rightfully private information into the public does no one any good and it is illegal. And it should be illegal.

I will only add that it is one's duty to disobey a wrongful law. What these people are doing is far from that.

pickypg said,
You all are stretching what he said quite dramatically. He is not talking about extremist laws by any means. The people in LulzSec and Anonymous are openly hacking into all kinds of organizations and exposing things much different than security holes.

Throwing customer data, as well as all sorts of other rightfully private information into the public does no one any good and it is illegal. And it should be illegal.

I will only add that it is one's duty to disobey a wrongful law. What these people are doing is far from that.

If it's illegal to sell or provide food to a Jew, then is it wrong for a Jew to steal food?

Most people would say that the law against stealing food is not extreme.

One wrongful law can justify the breaking of another law that is not wrongful or extreme.