Posts Tagged 'FBI'

Top 5 U.S. Government Web Sites Hacked in 2011

Top 5 U.S. Government Web Sites Hacked in 2011

Over the past few months, cyberwarfare initiated by a group of hackers against governments and security companies around the world has ramped up.
 
The hacker group Lulz Security (LulzSec) has claimed responsibility for a number of large-scale data breaches. The group is also working closely with another hacker group called Anonymous, and has encouraged other groups and individuals “to open fire on any government or agency that crosses their path.” They named the undertaking as “Operation Anti-Security.”
 
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LulzSec Hacker Exposed by the Service He Thought Would Hide Him

LulzSec Hacker Exposed by the Service He Thought Would Hide Him

On Thursday, the FBI arrested two suspected hackers who allegedly participated in Anonymous and LulzSec attacks. One of them, Cody Kretsinger, faces 15 years in prison for allegedly helping break into the Sony Pictures website with an SQL injection and publishing user data. As we described on Thursday, the indictment against Kretsinger says he used what’s called a proxy server to hide his identity while carrying out the attack. But on Friday it emerged that the site he allegedly used …

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FBI Continues Crackdown on Cybercrime With Two Arrests

The FBI arrested two suspected members of hacker groups LulzSec and Anonymous Thursday. Cody Kretsinger, a 23-year-old suspected member of hacking group LulzSec, was arrested in Phoenix for his alleged role in the cyberattacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment this June. Hackers stole information from 37,000 of the company’s user accounts and posted it on LulzSec’s website.
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