LulzSec insider info revealed via chatroom logs

What is it like to be part of the most well known hacker groups in the world? The Guardian posted up some info on that subject today. It released logs from the private chatroom used by LulzSec, who in the past couple of months have entered into a massive campaign to hack and shut down a variety of web sites and online services.

According to the article, LulzSec is actually a small group of between six and eight people. LulzSec is lead by the hacker known as "Sabu". Sabu is quite serious about his group and their activities. The Guardian states, "Domineering and at times almost parental, he frequently reminds the other hackers of the dangers of being tracked by the authorities, who the logs reveal are often hot on their heels."

The group is supposedly obsessed with all the recent media coverage of its various attacks. However, the group is not all that cohesive. The article states that two of LulzSec members quit after the group attacked a web site that was affiliated with the FBI earlier this month. The members were apparently scared of the US government's possible response to the attack. Indeed, not only are various government agencies going after the group but there's also a independent hacker who goes by the name "th3j35t3r" (Jester) who is trying to stop LulzSec's activities.

In related news, Thursday night's episode of the Comedy Central TV show The Daily Show had a segment that focused on the many hacker and cyber attacks that have occurred over the past couple of months. The segment had the show's "resident expert" John Hodgman single out both the Anonymous and LulzSec hacker groups. He made fun of LulzSec's logo before he realized what he was doing and pleaded with LulzSec to not hack him. In fact, that was his first rule to combat hackers: "Flattery. Suck up to hackers all the time. Do whatever it takes to make them happy."

Image via The Daily Show/Viacom

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GollyJeeWizz said,
If DDoS'ing websites to bring their websites to a hault is considered hacking, then I could be a hacking mastermind too.

They also obtained data such as email addresses and passwords from various websites.

So basically its revealed that 2 persons didn't want to end up in federal-pound-me-in-the-a** prison. Too bad the only way to avoid that in the end will be to be the first person to rat out the group and make a plea deal. Then after that (see Casino Jack) the others stand zero chance in court. There will be no mercy from the prosecution.

*sigh* ... its getting to the point that even people who don't internet as much as most of us do, are knowing whats going on with the internet. like... people i work with know about this stuff and i have no idea how they would even know about stuff like this.

The evil is not Lulzsec; it's the Government's, they use the money and there power to do thing's there way without asking the people they govern. then they hide the fact once it goes public (cover-up).

Lulzsec just makes it public, that's all. Yes it gone a hurt people but hey! If all the government's can do it, why not the people. Government's get's there own killed for there own mistakes and hide it.

I might be wrong but i do understand that " If it is good for one, then it is good for all ". I want to know what my leader's hides from me.

seafirex said,
The evil is not Lulzsec; it's the Government's, they use the money and there power to do thing's there way without asking the people they govern. then they hide the fact once it goes public (cover-up).

Lulzsec just makes it public, that's all. Yes it gone a hurt people but hey! If all the government's can do it, why not the people. Government's get's there own killed for there own mistakes and hide it.

I might be wrong but i do understand that " If it is good for one, then it is good for all ". I want to know what my leader's hides from me.


WTF. I don't see lulzsec hacking and releasing 'secret info' the gov don't want us to know.
I don't see the gov releasing our personal info for the world to see.
Lulzsec on the other hand I do.

DeathsyctheHe11 said,
People are so scare of hackers and yet they put almost anything on facebook...

Come on, not even the same thing. People know Facebook is public, they choose to put their info out there. There's a big difference.

I don't understand this obsession with trying to justify what LulzSec is doing.

Even in this chat log he admits he has his goons going around on the message boards posting the lies.

Also notice how he sits back while everyone else does the work, so that he doesn't get caught and everyone else will take the fall for him.

And for the people supporting lulz. I guess its ok then if a burglar comes to your house, and kicks in the door and takes what he wants. Its the SAME thing.

jd100 said,
And for the people supporting lulz. I guess its ok then if a burglar comes to your house, and kicks in the door and takes what he wants. Its the SAME thing.

Exactly. Most people don't care what happens as long as they aren't affected.

jd100 said,
And for the people supporting lulz. I guess its ok then if a burglar comes to your house, and kicks in the door and takes what he wants. Its the SAME thing.

No, it's not the same. You're able to secure your house as you see fit.

You CANNOT secure your account on websites beyond ensuring your passwords are strong, and your security questions aren't something all of your friends would know about you.

This is why I keep telling people to stop making analogies. They're often bad comparisons and exaggerated at best.

jd100 said,
And for the people supporting lulz. I guess its ok then if a burglar comes to your house, and kicks in the door and takes what he wants. Its the SAME thing.

No.

What they do is the following: A burglar comes to your house, picks the lock, leaves a note saying "Hey, look how easy it is to pick the lock on your door" and leaves.

A real classy group of thugs they are....

""You guys started an IAmA on reddit?" Sabu asks in disbelief. "I will go to your homes and kill you. If you really started an IAmA bro"

(quoted from the article about the chat log)

The US gov't wants them to pay for their illegal use of the Love Boat Theme. Someone is owed some damn royalties!! This reeks of the RIAA...