LulzSec warn NHS over security vunerability

Lulz Security (LulzSec), a security group who are quickly gaining ground for some of their antics have warned the British NHS (National Health Service) that its network infrastructure is at risk and has the potential to suffer a devastating cyber-attack. 

Most recently, the group admitted that they were responsible behind a cyber-attack on Sony, which resulted in 1 million user’s details stolen. Soon after they attacked Nintendo’s US servers however no information was stolen.

After what some may call a wrong doing, LulzSec have decided to inform the NHS about their vulnerabilities on the basis that “if we ****** over those that give health, people would literally die laughing at our antics. Poor lungs = poor lulz, people” Although the reason behind why may in itself cause ‘lulz’ the group have displayed a Grey-hat like attitude and therefore can be classed as such.

The self-proclaimed band of pirate-ninjas said in an e-mail to the NHS “Some time ago, we were traversing the Internets for signs of enemy fleets. While you aren’t considered an enemy – your work is of course brilliant – we did stumble upon several of your admin passwords, which are as follows" the passwords were inevitably blacked out but it does show that the group has the capability to do a lot, good and bad.

In addition to warning the NHS, they also tweeted a URL that allows a person to donate their bone marrow. “GIVE LITTLE GIRLS YOUR BONES IN RETURN FOR ALL THE LULZ WE BROUGHT YOU” the tweet reads.

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With insider knowledge of this issue (from within the Nhs) I can assure you it's being dealt with - remember a system is only as secure as the passwords the admins use ... So blame the admins of nhsmail for not changing passwords on a regular ...

Id say its quite nice of them to tell the NHS.. can you imagine if they commenced an attack and the whole of the countries NHS systems were affected. It could be madness.

“GIVE LITTLE GIRLS YOUR BONES IN RETURN FOR ALL THE LULZ WE BROUGHT YOU” sounds like a pedo joke...they're dicks as much as Sony are...

Ok, now they're a "security group"? Sounds like they're some kind of "security company"... C'mon... they're hackers. Criminals. Nothing less. Nothing more.

Aghares said,
Ok, now they're a "security group"? Sounds like they're some kind of "security company"... C'mon... they're hackers. Criminals. Nothing less. Nothing more.

Already made a report. Since when do security companes make comments like “GIVE LITTLE GIRLS YOUR BONES IN RETURN FOR ALL THE LULZ WE BROUGHT YOU”? Sounds like kiddies to me or those who've spend most of their lives sitting on the one seat next to the pc and bed

Aghares said,
Ok, now they're a "security group"? Sounds like they're some kind of "security company"... C'mon... they're hackers. Criminals. Nothing less. Nothing more.
Would you prefer the term be used to refer to someone more like HBGary?

FWIW, no patient data is at risk, there's no "network infrastructure at risk" as the article sensationalizes. It's just some of the outlier NHS related websites that haven't been secured properly.

Majesticmerc said,
FWIW, no patient data is at risk, there's no "network infrastructure at risk" as the article sensationalizes. It's just some of the outlier NHS related websites that haven't been secured properly.

It was the nhs.net "secure" email service that they had passwords for, which is meant to be much more "secure" than *.nhs.uk emails which are run by the individual trusts (normally).

'tis a load of ********, iirc they even have/had non-uk email servers, which shouldn't really happen due to the kind of information that is emailed over nhs.net

Andre said,
Image credit: BBC - No it's not. Neither of the images are by BBC.

There's a report issues button, use it

I always knew LulzSec were based in the UK, I've been following their tweets for a while and the times when they post, along with other subtle clues does point to them being based in the UK.

SoyoS said,
I always knew LulzSec were based in the UK, I've been following their tweets for a while and the times when they post, along with other subtle clues does point to them being based in the UK.

And the top hat with the cynical look didn't give you any hints?

SoyoS said,
I always knew LulzSec were based in the UK, I've been following their tweets for a while and the times when they post, along with other subtle clues does point to them being based in the UK.
To add to this, the “GIVE LITTLE GIRLS YOUR BONES IN RETURN FOR ALL THE LULZ WE BROUGHT YOU” was another giveaway, what with the little girl with cancer in the news today asking people to donate their bone marrow. Either that or just another clever way to put people on the wrong track..

SoyoS said,
I always knew LulzSec were based in the UK, I've been following their tweets for a while and the times when they post, along with other subtle clues does point to them being based in the UK.

At least one of the members of Lulzsec is NOT in the UK. I'm pretty sure of that...

SoyoS said,
I always knew LulzSec were based in the UK, I've been following their tweets for a while and the times when they post, along with other subtle clues does point to them being based in the UK.

What's this British NHS ? Scotland has it's own separate NHS that's not connected to the English NHS.