LulzSec was, Anonymous is.

Hacking group strikes one last time after announcing 50-day rampage has ended; Anonymous asserts they “sail in the same spirit”.

LulzSec, also known as Lulz Security, has turned the world topsy-turvy within two months of its initial attack. Since then, it has attacked organizations ranging from Nintendo to Bethesda to the CIA. Just a few days ago, the group announced its farewell.

 

However, it seems that they have decided to strike one last time before abandoning the name. Yesterday, LulzSec released account information of around 500,000 users of EA’s Battlefield Heroes.

EA confirmed a “security breach” by an unnamed party via the official Battlefield Heroes site. However, it said that “to the best of our knowledge, it appears that no personal data was compromised–no emails, account history, credit card numbers or payment methods.”

What’s more, the fellows over at EA have gone on to reset passwords in the wake of the attack, saying that it was “good practice” to do so. However, it appears that EA is trying to deflect some of the blame over their servers’ insecurity. Keeping in mind that most users use a single password for most of their accounts, of whatever nature they may be, the EA user community is in uproar.

What’s more, AnonymousIRC has sent out the following tweet(s): “Yes, my fellows. We may be not quite as funny, but we can assure you: we sail in the same spirit. LulzSec = Anonymous.”

“We like to clarify again: All LulzSec members are accounted for, nobody is
hiding. Only a name was abandoned for the greater glory.”

The LulzSec cluster within Anonymous will operate under the #AntiSec (Anti
Security) banner.

Contrary to what it seems, AnonymousIRC has said that does not represent the entire of Anonymous’ body, “This account is not Anonymous as a whole. That
is impossible. We are merely an observer who reports current events. Please
note.”

A white-hat group calling itself the A-Team claims to have unearthed the identities and locations of LulzSec’s seniormost members, who are assertedly in the US, the UK and Sweden.

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Posted on June 28, 2011, in Tech Buzz and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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