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Hacker group taking over LulzSec name for new attacks

The famed hacker group LulzSec generated a lot of publicity for itself in 2011 after it claimed responsibility for a number of cyber attacks around the world. Now it appears that a hacker group has taken over the LulzSec name in a newly reported attack on a dating web site.

News.com reports that the MilitarySingles.com web site was the victim of a database intrusion. Personal information from nearly 171,000 accounts, including email addresses and passwords, were taken from the database and later posted on the Pastebin.com site, a known location for hackers to post their accomplishments. So far ESingles, which owns MilitarySingles.com, has yet to comment on this incident.

The group that posted the information calls itself LulzSec or LulzSec Reborn. However, it's unlikely that this newest attack was the work of the same group that was responsible for the previous web site intrusions in 2011.

Indeed, earlier this month, it was revealed that the FBI had arrested a number of LulzSec members for various cyber crimes. The arrests were made in part because one of leaders of the group, Sabu (real name: Hector Xavier Monsegur) worked with law enforcement officials to bring down the rest of the group that he was previously a part of.

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