LulzSec, Anonymous launch 'Operation Anti-Security'

By Matthew
Jun 20, 2011
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  1. LulzSec issued a statement yesterday avowing its partnership with the hacker collective Anonymous in an open declaration of war against the "freedom-snatching moderators of 2011." Dubbed Operation Anti-Security (#AntiSec), LulzSec…

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  2. The US government doesn't really mind if these two groups hack the hell out of the net, it's what those in the government want, a complete shutdown of the free Internet.

    West Virgina senator Jay Rockefeller was quoted "It really almost makes you ask the question would it have been better if we had never invented the internet”.
  3. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,648   +51

    Hmm idk about LuLsec but from the countless articles I have read about anonymous the seem pretty noble. LuLsec attacked League of legends unprovoked and seemingly to only show they could and showing they could shows LoL security is weak? That's a free to play game, they knocked out there login service. I can understand if they are showing weak security in the sense of a organization leaving user credit type information out there with lax security. But to just take down a free games login system, I really don't get it.
  4. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 429   +15

    This is very unlike Anonymous. "More specifically, the group encourages supporters to vandalize the opposition by plastering the word "AntiSec" on any government website or through physical graffiti."??? Come on, how pathetic are these people, and I strongly doubt Anonymous is involved just because two ops from one Anonymous affiliated website said yes.


    They really make this world a crappier place…
  5. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Whatever the end result will be, we'll somehow suffer for it or pay for it.
  6. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd Newcomer, in training Posts: 555

    If only that wasn't true :( i shall enjoy the my internet freedoms whilst i can :( :(
  7. I really think now that this operation is cointepro and hope that enough people do not take the bait from LulzSec/Anonymous.

    There is also more bad news, Google this search term 'Senators Want To Put People In Jail For Embedding YouTube Videos'. The bill is S. 978. It's happening right in our eyes, our freedoms on the Internet are incrementally taken away.
  8. Timonius

    Timonius TechSpot Booster Posts: 573   +31

    Purchase more Hard Drives, check, commence downloading the internet........ :)
  9. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    I have only three words.

    Shut
    down
    EVERYTHING!
  10. jonelsorel

    jonelsorel Newcomer, in training Posts: 72

    Sorry , is 2011 really the year hacking got invented in? Are cyberattacks just starting to happen NOW, or is it only that all the attention this issue is getting in the press is so well timed because govts in many "civilized" countries prepare to pass legislation to censor the **** out of it ? (people in "uncivilized" countries skip rope, they don't have facebook). And secondly, even if it's so, how exactly does a hacking group's antics of exposing how UN-safe my money is in a bank - ANY bank - is supposed to allow my govt to sever the means they used to expose it?! Oh, and are a bank's computers supposed to have Yahoo Messenger working in the first place?
  11. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    I started doing that in 2001 in anticipation of what's going on right now.
     
  12. TeamworkGuy2

    TeamworkGuy2 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 195

    I think LulzSec is purely out for it's own benefit.
    Talking about internet freedom is kinda off topic, since Lulz has been attacked random websites, such as Bethesda, Minecraft, Eve online (and a senate site).
    I am not feeling the whole freedom, spread the love thing. If we want internet freedoms (fine), we should be open about it, identify ourselves, ask ruling organizations and government for changes, petitions, etc, before going hack crazy.

    imho LulzSec is going to cause more problems than fixes and is going to give the free side of the internet a bad name.
  13. The Internet protocols and network protocols in general are really outdated. It was built based a lot on "trust" between servers and sites. While I dislike the hackers work of disruption, I really think this will revolutionalize and prompt for a new and drastic change to the fundamental of the Net. I predict in 10 years, things will be vastly different -- a lot more secure.
  14. This old Internet that the public is using right now is meant to be insecure and outdated to serve it's purpose.

    Remember what Benjamin Franklin said "People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both."

    Whatever Internet we be using a decade from now may be more secure but with less freedom for Internet users.
  15. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TechSpot Guru Posts: 671   +38

    I can picture this leading to the end of internet freedom, i'm sure that's what the US government wants...to be able to strip every American of even more rights!
  16. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TechSpot Maniac Posts: 541

    Imagine

    they haxs and shut off the Power Network to the entire US.

    its ok its just for lulz.
  17. Mindwraith

    Mindwraith TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 186

    little boys trying to be big men by pretending to be hackers..
    they need a job and a girlfriend, in that order
  18. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,044   +37

    An anonymous group IS with them.. whether they are the "anonymous" you are thinking of or not. "...because two ops from one Anonymous affiliated websites said yes."

    /b/ != anonymous

    I could keep attacking your arguement but this is Techspot. :)
     
  19. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,044   +37

    The internet will only change. They are loopholes and ways through or around anything and people will still freely express themselves on the internet. Whether or not you know how to access what you want, that's where you will suffer... for your own ignorance.
  20. peperonikiller

    peperonikiller TechSpot Member Posts: 75

    So much whining in this thread.

    deal with it.
  21. Suspected LulzSec leader has been arrested, in custody in London, England. He is 19 year old and was arrested in Essex, England thanks to a cooperative effort between the FBI and Scotland Yard.
  22. tehbanz

    tehbanz TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 183   +10

  23. edison5do

    edison5do Newcomer, in training Posts: 239

    Oh my F#ck!ng god!! are we really going to let this happen again!! Govs just pull our hairs everytime we are learnig too much! IF THE MASSES KNOW TOO MUCH, IF REALLY HARD TO CONTROL THEM!, that why they create so much distraction, and watn to shut down everything that educate people!

    Google, Lulzsec and anonymous are Gov puppets to take your freedom away! PEOPLE WAKE UP!

    GO THERE:
    zeitgeistmovie DOT com
    infowars D0T c0m
    coasttocoastam d0t c0m

    HAVE YOU NEVER ASK YOURSELF ¿why in the world the google executives have goverment positions!!??
  24. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,044   +37

    "LulzSec The Lulz Boat
    Seems the glorious leader of LulzSec got arrested, it's all over now... wait... we're all still here! Which poor bastard did they take down?"

    Misinformation is a tool.
  25. Guest on June 21, 2011 8:38 AM: Seems to have got the info of the arrest from gamespy.com


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