UPDATED 16:22 EDT / JUNE 04 2011

Hacker group LulzSec welcomes war with FBI, NATO

In its latest attack, the notorious hacker group LuLZsec has infiltrated the FBI-affiliated site Infragard.  In its proclamation, LulzSec cites Obama and Nato and their treatment of hacking as an act of war as inspiration for its latest effort.

“It has come to our unfortunate attention that NATO and our good friend Barrack Osama-Llama 24th-century Obama have recently upped the stakes with regard to hacking. They now treat hacking as an act of war. So, we just hacked an FBI affiliated website (Infragard, specifically the Atlanta chapter) and leaked its user base. We also took complete control over the site and defaced it, check it out if it’s still up: http://infragardatlanta.org/

Their statement singles out a specified hacked user and their discoveries of his dealings of his personal company.  Included are a number of details regarding their reported interactions with this user.

In its most signficant element of disclosure, LulzSec points to a reported Libyan sabotage operation, discovered through a discovered trove of retrieved emails (which they provided links for).  These emails reportedly indicate an effort by the hacked user’s personal company and unidentified other parties to attack the cyber infrastructure of Libya.  Also blamed is the U.S. government in funding the CSFI in these attacks.  They also called attention to efforts to identify botnet command and control sites.  Urging the journalist and writing community to review the collection of confiscated messages, they add:

“we have uncovered an operation orchestrated by Unveillance and others to control and assess Libyan cyberspace through malicious means: the U.S. government is funding the CSFI to attack Libya’s cyber infrastructure.”

LulzSec indicates awareness of the implied consequences of their actions in the following statement:

“We accept your threats, NATO. Game on, losers.”

This latest incident illustrates the sophistication of the LulzSec group and indicates a targeting element that has not really been seen before from them.  While no technical details on the initial method of attack were mentioned it is noted that the specific hacked user had passwords in common amongst several accounts.  Again, LulzSec appears to have stepped up their game, displayed some of their prowess, indicated awareness with current political events, and focused their efforts to more significant targets.

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