This week saw a dramatic twist in the story of hackers and cyber-activists Anonymous and spin-off group LulzSec, when one of its key figures, Hector Xavier Monsegur – better known by his alias, ‘Sabu’ – was revealed to be working with the FBI against his former brothers-in-arms, resulting in the arrest of numerous LulzSec members.
While Anonymous took to Twitter to comment on the turn of events yesterday, the response didn’t end there. Forbes reports that Anonymous hijacked the site of Panda Security, replacing its homepage with a message accusing the company of cooperating with law enforcement agencies against the hacker group; numerous company passwords were also posted on the site. But Anon also left an open message for Sabu at the top of the homepage:
Yeah yeah, we know, Sabu snitched on us. As usually happens FBI menaced him to take his sons away. We understand, but we were your family too. (Remember what you liked to say?) It’s sad and we can’t imagine how it feels having to look at the mirror each morning and see there the guy who shopped their friends to police.”
The note continued with words directed at Panda Security, whose researcher, Luis Corrons, had publicly applauded the LulzSec arrests, and claimed that as a result of those arrests, Anonymous would be crippled in its capabilities, limited only to basic denial of service attacks, rather than the more high-profile hacks and data breaches that the group has become famous for.
LOL HE ASKED FOR THE LULZ!!!! HERE IT IS THE LULZ. Pandasecurity.com, better known for its shitty ANTIVIRUS WE HAVE BACKDOORED, has [been] earning money working with law enforcement to lurk and snitch on anonymous activists… yep we know about you. How does it feel to be the spied one?”
Apparently, Corrons’ prediction was somewhat wide of the mark there.