Panda Takes On LulzSec in Latest Security Report

    Date08 Jul 2011
    CategoryLatest News
    Posted ByDave Wreski
    The second quarter of 2011 was "one of the worst on record" for global IT security, but media spent too much time focusing on "hacktivist" groups like LulzSec, according to Panda Security's latest research report on the state of cybercrime. "As the report outlines, this quarter has been one of the worst on record, with hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec causing widespread mayhem and organizations such as RSA Security, the U.S. Defense Department, the International Monetary Fund, the European Space Agency, Sony, Citigroup, and SEGA all falling victims to attacks," the IT security firm writes in an introduction to its quarterly report for the April to June period.

    In the report, Panda chides media outlets for "obsessing" over the headline-grabbing but relatively simplistic hacking activities of groups like Anonymous and LulzSec even as "malware creation shows no signs of slowing."

    But the security firm's report commits a good deal of ink (and spares no amount of invective) on anonymous hacking activities, beginning in a section sub-titled "From 'hacktivism' to 'stupidism'."

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