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UPDATE! LulzSec Leader Arrested In Australia

Posted: April 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Hack!, UPDATED! | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on UPDATE! LulzSec Leader Arrested In Australia

STANDOUT! LulzSec Leader Arrested in AustraliaThe self-proclaimed leader of international hacking group Lulz Security has been arrested by AFP – Australian Federal Police – on the New South Wales central coast. The AFP says the 24-year-old man was arrested in the Gosford suburb of Point Clare yesterday.

He has been charged with two counts of unauthorised modification of data to cause impairment and one count of unauthorised access to a restricted computer system. The AFP says he claims to be in charge of Lulz Security, or LulzSec, which has previously claimed responsibility for high-profile hacking attacks, includinga DDS attack that took the CIA website offline, and a hack which caused some serious headaches for Sony Corp.

AFP is alleging that the 24 year old IT worker hacked an Australian Government website site last month, the man has been bailed to appear in court later this year.

In June last year the hack-group allegedly broke into Australian Government departments, universities and schools. Some of the targets included AusAid, Victorian Government departments and local councils in Victoria and New South Wales. The group bragged over the Aussie hack, saying in a Twitter post,  “Releasing 62,000 possible account combinations is the loot for creative minds to scour; think of it like digging a very unique mineshaft.” At the time LulzSec claimed more than 5,000 people had downloaded the leaked files.

Passwords for email accounts within eight Australian universities were leaked, along with the log-ins for two high schools in Queensland and Melbourne. The 24-year-old man is the first alleged member of the group to be charged by the AFP UPDATED :: Read the full article »»»»


Hackers Cease and Desist, LulzSec Out!

Posted: June 28th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Hack!, Kiss My . . ., Michael Courtenay | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hackers Cease and Desist, LulzSec Out!

Lulz Security, a group of hackers who have taunted major corporations and seriously large government agencies, have released a statement saying they have finnished their little rampage of terror. 50 days after it first started the attacks the group have released a statement on The Pirate Bay a dubious file-sharing site – the group said its six members had decided to “say bon voyage” as Lulz Security, saying “While we are responsible for everything that The Lulz Boat is, we are not tied to this identity permanently” :: Read the full article »»»»


US Charge 3 Men Over Largest Ever Cyber-crime

Posted: March 9th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: CRIME! | Tags: , | Comments Off on US Charge 3 Men Over Largest Ever Cyber-crime

US charges three men over largest internet breach on recordAuthorities in the United States have unveiled charges against two Vietnamese nationals and one Canadian in connection with a computer fraud scheme to steal more than 1 billion email addresses.

The incident was the largest known data breach of names and email addresses on record.

Indictments in the case accuse two Vietnamese nationals of hacking into at least eight major email services from February 2009 to June 2012 and stealing the email addresses that were then used for various spam and marketing schemes.

The scheme netted at least $US2 million from the marketing of various products and services, according to the US Justice Department.

Those charged with hacking were Viet Quoc Nguyen, 28, and Giang Hoang Vu, 25, both Vietnamese nationals :: Read the full article »»»»


An Important Message From Sony’s Chief Information Security Officer . . . . Oops!

Posted: October 12th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Gaming, Hack!, M.Aaron Silverman, Sony, Sony-Hack, Standout, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on An Important Message From Sony’s Chief Information Security Officer . . . . Oops!

Right about now, Sony has got to be wondering what the __ they did . . .

In another round of hack attempts, Sony has been forced to shut down almost 100,000 user accounts. The company said last night that it had shut down approximately 93,000 accounts on its online gaming and entertainment networks after detecting a mass, attempted sign-in by a third party using stolen IDs and passwords. Read the full article »»»»