How LulzSec Hackers Outsmart Security Gurus

    Date16 Jun 2011
    CategoryLatest News
    Posted ByAlex
    While the world argues whether the hacktivist group is more Robin Hood or terrorist, the big question is: how have the hacks been so successful? Security experts share some answers. Mischief makers, or hardened criminals? Cyber terrorists, or digital Robin Hoods? No matter your opinion of the "hacktivist" group that calls itself the Lulz Boat, or LulzSec for short, one thing is for certain: the band has been compromising websites at a seemingly unstoppable rate.

    As defined by a 2008 New York Times story, lulz means "the joy of disrupting another's emotional equilibrium." Without a doubt, numerous organizations are feeling disrupted, and appear to have been unprepared for LulzSec's attacks, including the U.S. Senate, game maker Bethesda Software (producer of such titles as Brink, Doom, and Quake), Sony BMG, security firm Unveillance, Nintendo, and the Atlanta chapter of FBI affiliate InfraGard. And that's just a partial list of the exploits published by LulzSec in June.

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