LulzSec is killing the internet.

category: offtopic [glöplog]
yeah, hopefully better security will be one of the positive outcomes that comes from this.

As bad as stealing people's personal info from these companies and leaking it might be, like they said there are other groups doing this and *not* leaking it, which is a much worse situation. Quite a few times I've seen companies informing people that this has happened, sometimes a year or two later, after the police have traced a large number of credit card/identity/whatever fraud back to a customer database at that company. The 'open window' had presumably been left wide open long after the initial hack.

If instead somebody hacked it and publicly released the database, at least you'd have a chance of finding out and getting your accounts shut down fast rather than getting a letter from the bank saying you've spent all your money and taken out a lot of loans.

They could publish harmless excerpts from the database. It'd do a whole lot less harm, but get a lot less publicity so I guess it'd do less good too. Maybe they should publicly offer it for sale, get the attention without actually releasing it?
added on the 2011-07-28 11:12:28 by psonice psonice
they are focusing on project antisec now, which is about exposing government and corporate corruption, no longer about pushing millions of random users password into the wild for the lulz. :)
added on the 2011-07-28 12:11:37 by psenough psenough
lulzsec + anonymous join forces to hack governments
added on the 2011-07-28 12:18:40 by psenough psenough
like the governments are not begging for it ;)
added on the 2011-07-28 13:01:59 by raor raor
added on the 2011-07-28 19:11:47 by pera pera
pera wins the thread.

because dubstep kills music.

*jk* Mostly.


added on the 2011-07-28 22:39:59 by metoikos metoikos
So, the first lulzsec member was arrested... or was he? http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/28/topiary_arrest_rumor/

I'd say that's as likely to be more disinformation as it is to be the truth, but who knows? More twists in an epic tale :)
added on the 2011-07-28 23:03:11 by psonice psonice
lulzsec + anonymous join forces to hack governments

Read as : dumb and not-quite-as-dumb decide to break some serious anti-trust laws and then spend the rest of their lives looking over their shoulders or getting bum-raped @ Guantanamo Bay.
added on the 2011-07-28 23:11:27 by ringofyre ringofyre
From what I've seen of these groups, there's a lot of conspiracy theorists. Which makes them:

1. Pretty brave to be doing this kind of stuff for what they believe in
2. Usually wrong
added on the 2011-07-28 23:14:31 by psonice psonice
As for me, i think Ponies are killing the internet...
added on the 2011-07-29 20:35:36 by Exin Exin
added on the 2011-09-24 00:59:16 by Preacher Preacher
Just 1 proxy?! Doh! I'm not sure whether that counts as "all eggs in one basket" or "balls in a bear trap".

Anyone know how many of them are arrested now?
added on the 2011-09-24 01:39:15 by psonice psonice
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy really.
added on the 2011-12-29 02:13:54 by ringofyre ringofyre
ps: unlike "beautiful", "collaborate" is spelled with 2 L's :)
added on the 2012-01-11 12:49:03 by Gargaj Gargaj
added on the 2012-01-11 13:14:52 by psenough psenough
hahaha, Kimble just got boned :D
added on the 2012-01-20 00:30:06 by Gargaj Gargaj
Why Megaupload in particular? There are tons of similar sites hosting the same.
added on the 2012-01-20 01:36:48 by xernobyl xernobyl
knowing Kimble, probably because that was only the tip of the iceberg.
added on the 2012-01-20 01:50:53 by Gargaj Gargaj
one word: busted.

to those who are concerned about the megaupload bust and the link to the actual SOPA/PIPA discussion:

This bust has nothing to do with the ongoing discussion, actually it only proves that actual existing laws are enough to shut down illegal online activities.

To the guy who glorify Kim Schmitz aka Kimble / Kim Dotcom / Schwabbel:

Kim sold Blueboxfrequencies and Calling Cards in the nineties, teamed up with Lawyer Günther Freiherr von Gravenreuth (RIP) and then sold half of the Phreaking/BBS Scene to the german justice and ripped of sceners aswell by not paying them for work they did for him.

All Kimble Fanboys:
He´d sell your souls if he gets a good margin for it.

Basicly he is just a rat...and now hopefully he gets what he deserves.
added on the 2012-01-20 13:06:19 by _docd^hjb _docd^hjb