LulzSec publicly attacks fellow hacker group Anonymous

The hacker group LulzSec, which has taken responsibility for a number of cyber attacks on various web sites over the past few weeks, is now publicly attacking a fellow hacking group, the well known Anonymous. Venture Beat reports that LulzSec's Twitter page, where it makes its many public claims, has been attacking the group via the 4chan.org image board. The 4chan web site itself has been hard to access today and its possible that LulzSec has something to do with it. LulzSec's posted up a note saying, "Just saw a thread on (4chan.org message board /b/) where they’re trying to hunt us: you /b/tards realize that we are everything you’ve ever tried to be."  So far there's been no public response from Anonymous to LulzSec's attacks.

This new development follows LulzSec's decision earlier this week to create Denial of Service attacks that targeted several web sites including the space based MMO EVE Online, the free-to-play action-RTS game League of Legends, the indie sandbox game Minecraft and the gaming news and review web site The Escapist. Today it also did the same thing for the Magnets.com web site. It has also launched a phone line that lets people leave messages and suggestions on what web sites the hacker group should go after next. The fact that LulzSec is now going after a fellow hacker group, and one as well known as Anonymous, could lead to some kind of hacker civil war between the two groups. Venture Beat reports that both LulzSec and Anonymous share similar origins.

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its a disgrace that they call themselves hackers. they are nothing more than script kiddies, using a zero-day vulnerability. once everyone is patched up, they will become irrelevant .

"So far there's been no public response from Anonymous to LulzSec's attacks."

In 4chan, you always get a response from Anonymous, specially if the users is try to troll the site.

Do you reliase that if we just stop talking about them, soon both skript kiddies will go away. It's kinda like keep away.

blade1269 said,
Do you reliase that if we just stop talking about them, soon both skript kiddies will go away. It's kinda like keep away.

No they wont.

This might just be the break businesses and corporations were waiting for. Now (if this is true) Anon/LulzSec will be too busy attacking each-other full forced and won't be attacking the business.

Terrible story Neowin, terrible. This isn't happening at all, LulzSec are maybe going after 4chan not after Anon which is much, much, much, much more than just 4chan. Actually, the only Twit ftom LulzSec that mentions Anon is this one : "Sorry #Anonymous, your LOIC hive is no match for our phone redirect hive. A certain hosting company just got 1000+ calls."

DrunkenBeard said,
Terrible story Neowin, terrible. This isn't happening at all, LulzSec are maybe going after 4chan not after Anon which is much, much, much, much more than just 4chan. Actually, the only Twit ftom LulzSec that mentions Anon is this one : "Sorry #Anonymous, your LOIC hive is no match for our phone redirect hive. A certain hosting company just got 1000+ calls."

4chan is anon's frontdoor to their house. First they (LulzSec) knock and they will attack

Lmao...I just had to take the pain to register to comment on that....
As those kids say it " for the lulz!" Bring it on guys and let us have entertainment!!

I am really enjoying this d1ck waving and who can **** furthest contest!
Keep it on.

Pure speculation: What if LulzSec isn't who you think they are?

Who has the most to gain is always a good question. The U.S. govt could easily use this as a reason to pull the trigger on internet "security" mechanisms, which they just so happen to have been planning for many years. Just how difficult would it be to accomplish? A lot easier than 9/11. Just a thought.

Hahaiah said,
Pure speculation: What if LulzSec isn't who you think they are?

Who has the most to gain is always a good question. The U.S. govt could easily use this as a reason to pull the trigger on internet "security" mechanisms, which they just so happen to have been planning for many years. Just how difficult would it be to accomplish? A lot easier than 9/11. Just a thought.


No, that's not what's happening. Right now, we live in a country where anything bad that happens to us, we turn to the government. This is a fault of the people, and the representatives that we put in power. The government doesn't need to have secret operations against the masses just to take our rights away, we're doing such a good job of it by ourselves!

Conspiracy theories are just as bad too, as they consist of people who play these blame games and immerse themselves in this cloud of nonsense instead of gathering any real support to do something about the problems we face today. No no no, let's not worry about where we're headed. Let's sit around and worry about JFK, 9/11, and so forth...

dead.cell said,

No, that's not what's happening. Right now, we live in a country where anything bad that happens to us, we turn to the government. This is a fault of the people, and the representatives that we put in power. The government doesn't need to have secret operations against the masses just to take our rights away, we're doing such a good job of it by ourselves!

Conspiracy theories are just as bad too, as they consist of people who play these blame games and immerse themselves in this cloud of nonsense instead of gathering any real support to do something about the problems we face today. No no no, let's not worry about where we're headed. Let's sit around and worry about JFK, 9/11, and so forth...

Inspire fear in society... society gives more power to "exterminate" such fear... dictatorship begins...

Singh400 said,
...make the film already...
Angelina Jollie will return to star the movie once they capture the invisible boss

C#der said,
Anonymous > Lulz Sec

In a 'war' against each other...?
I have a feeling it would turn out the other way around.

Tpiom said,

In a 'war' against each other...?
I have a feeling it would turn out the other way around.

Lulz Sec = A certain group of people aimlessly driving people up the wall for the "lulz"
Anonymous = An idea / movement with anon's taking action and supporting it

You can't declare war on an idea.

C#der said,
Anonymous > Lulz Sec

LulzSec break websites for the hell of it.
Anonymous breaks websites in order to make points and attempt to do something useful.

So on that front I agree. Fighting them however is just daft, one is a group of people, the other is anyone who happens to feel like calling themselves Anonymous (be it someone with extensive skills or just someone who points LOIC where twitter tells them to).

I'm hoping whoever the anon spokes person turns out to be just dismisses the whole thing with a message along the lines of "anon is trying to do something useful and has no interest engaging in some pointless p***ing war with lulzsec".

/2 cents.

C#der said,
You can't declare war on an idea.

Pretty much this. Anonymous is simply a mask, not an actual group. It consists of like-minded individuals who are for a cause. The cause may vary, just as the participants.

Back when they were fighting Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, etc. for Wikileaks, I do recall seeing many more people openly admit to joining in the attack. That said, LulzSec can blast them all they want, but as long as there are people willing to get their hands dirty for something they believe in, Anonymous will still exist.

The fact that LulzSec is now going after a fellow hacker group, and one as well known as Anonymous, could lead to some kind of hacker civil war between the two groups.

"some kind of hacker war"

It could be considered a civil war if members inside Anonymous were attacking other members of Anonymous.

DLow said,
*grabs chips / dip
* opens coke
* waits for more dramatic b/s

I wish I could +1, as I have zero chips at home! Aye! Poor fate here...
too late to buy them (1:31am here)

GS:mac

PlogCF said,
*Munches popcorn*
Hackers vs hackers? This is getting good...

They are going to expose each other!

But isn't Anonymous dead? One, or more members have been arrested.

PlogCF said,
*Munches popcorn*
Hackers vs hackers? This is getting good...

Anon does not hack anything, all they have done is DDoS websites.
LulzSac however has hacked into quite a few systems, though the past few days has primarily DDoS'd requested targets.

mollick2 said,

Anon does not hack anything, all they have done is DDoS websites.
LulzSac however has hacked into quite a few systems, though the past few days has primarily DDoS'd requested targets.


Anonymous hacked into the HBGary (a security company) network, pulling out over 70,000 emails, deleting backup data, jumping into the CEO's Twitter account, and wiping his iPad. They also hacked Rootkit.com.

They may not do this often, but it's more than never.

Tpiom said,

They are going to expose each other!

But isn't Anonymous dead? One, or more members have been arrested.


If one or two people or even a whole platoon of a military or militia get KIA does that mean the whole militia is dead? No. It means there will just be more to replace them.

I'm pretty sure Lulzsec spitted of Anon awhile back and now looking to make a name for themselves. They have no clear objective like Anon and hacking mindlessly.

Edited by flexkeyboard, Jun 15 2011, 11:46pm :

flexkeyboard said,
I'm pretty sure Lulzsec spitted of Anon awhile back and now looking to make a name for themselves. They have no clear objective like Anon and hacking mindlessly.

Anon does have clear objectives and states them every time they get a chance. I know it sounds silly but Anon has higher morals than Lulzsec. Most of the time Anon just does DoS attacks on groups that try to harm freedom on the net, whereas Lulzsec is actually hacking sites and trying to damage company reps.

Jaybonaut said,

Anon does have clear objectives and states them every time they get a chance. I know it sounds silly but Anon has higher morals than Lulzsec. Most of the time Anon just does DoS attacks on groups that try to harm freedom on the net, whereas Lulzsec is actually hacking sites and trying to damage company reps.


Hacking and attacking for no good reason. They couldn't come up with a good reason for attacking Magnets.com.

rfirth said,

Hacking and attacking for no good reason. They couldn't come up with a good reason for attacking Magnets.com.

Rumor in the wind is they hacked Magnets.com because they wouldn't tell them why magnets worked.

Un4given said,

Rumor in the wind is they hacked Magnets.com because they wouldn't tell them why magnets worked.

Now that is funny