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LulzSec attacks Minecraft, Eve Online, League of Legends, others

By Matthew
Jun 14, 2011
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  1. Ever persistent in their hunt for "lulz," the crew behind Lulz Security struck again today, bombarding no less than five separate companies with distributed denial of service attacks. Celebrating "Titanic…

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  2. Ok, there are some people that can hack sites. Wow. Bravo. Hacking random sites to show what exactly? That they are vulnerable? All sites are vulnerable one way or another. I may be just a user but I thought of hackers as some really smart people that like being challenged & showed the flaws of major websites, corporations & even government institutions. In one way they kept them on their toes by making them improve security. I think that attacking random sites is plain stupid.
     
  3. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    I love oblivious people like the guest above. They're just doing it for the lulz. They do it because they can do it, and they find it entertaining.
     
  4. It's all fun and games with this random hacking but one of these days they will mess with the wrong people.

    I really think that every time LulzSec attacks someone and there is coverage it encourages them to continue in their stupidity.

    I'm all for political activism that provides real solutions to help people keep their rights and freedoms but this is getting ridiculous.
     
  5. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    The affected companies should just offer a bounty on them, like in the olden days. Put enough money on the table, they'll get sold out by someone. There is no point in doing something for the lulz if you don't brag about it.
     
  6. TrekExpert

    TrekExpert TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    Attacking Sony was one thing. They deserved it even if it was wrong to do it. Attacking sites like Minecraft on the other hand... That is just low. Enough is enough. They need to take these guys down using whatever means necessary.
     
  7. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,106   +44

    "Most of you are probably infected right now and don't realize. You know those times your Internet freaks out? Yeah, that's us firing."
    - LulzSec The Lulz Boat

    They are using bot nets and its most of YOUR GUYS' FAULT. Only blame yourself for the abilities of Lulzsec.
     
  8. Ok, now these "Lulzsec" guys are just becoming a nuisance now.

    Attacking random sites? really?

    At least when Anonymous attacks sites there is some reason behind it (not condoning what they do in the slightest)

    These guys have just sprung up within the last few months, and I’m sure that they will disappear within the next few. They have no purpose other then "for the Lulz", and eventually they are going to piss off the wrong people, get found out and charged, if not jailed.
     
  9. LulzSec group reminds me of brand name knockoffs of the real thing. They just make real hackers like in Anonymous look bad.
     
  10. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    Yah most of us assumed they used large botnets of zombie machines. Honestly tech tards who allow themselves to get infected should be held just as accountable as the people controlling the botnet. If you don't understand how to secure yourself then don't use the internet at all.

    Honestly if these guys get caught they'll be serving multiple lifetime sentences so I hope they know how to run fast. It's only a matter of time before Anonymous calls these guys out, I've seen multiple threads, pastebin chats and irc channels with anon members discussing what to do.
     
  11. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Maniac Posts: 950   +22

    Don't you know. It's part of Hollywood's plan to get rid of the internet.
     
     
  12. DokkRokken

    DokkRokken TS Rookie Posts: 275

    I think LulzSec is just adding a little 'fear' and panic for their own fun. Even typical /b/tards know a much greater degree of internet security than Joe Average.

    Groups like LulzSec are enabled through incompetence. Both that of corporate SysOp's and casual users. If people exercised an ounce of security, there'd be fewer problems. It irks me that these attacks are being covered by the media (good), but viewers aren't told how they can help by keeping their PC in order (bad).
     
  13. IMAO fear and panic for their own fun sounds like an antisocial persona.

    I hope the Anonymous and the real hacking community take out these wannabe ones in LulzSec.
     
  14. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 521   +8

    Haha those noobs put food on my table, but no matter how much i agree on how low powered PC users screw the internet i gotta disagree on making them part of the crime chain (just like we saw on that case in wich innocent people was charged by piracy or child pornography) there's simple no way to educate all people or make such wide criminal charges, or even more crude and realistic... there's no hope of that coming to be real. Noobs will always exist and users who exploit those noobs will do so too.

    Besides... isnt fun to screw around whit noobs?

    @Lulz, hack WoW =D the best lols come from big jokes not small ones.
    (lawyer says i should point that theres no relation in my phrase that mixes WoW and a joke, even tho they are)
     
  15. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,426   +117

    Well they didnt get into EVE Online, when the attacks started they quickly took down the servers to avoid customer information getting compromised, which led to the site and login being down (I'm test driving a trial account so I got to read about it now)

    Kudos to Eve admins and security.

    Now the rant, no maybe not a rant but I hope they get caught and forced to eat their own balls if they have any. When it happened to Sony well... they had it comming and no one can say the oposite, now this was not justified and not only they attacked the gaming companies but the gaming industry and us gamers with no other goal than for the "lulz" is plain childish and dumb, if you read this I hope you grow and learn from the real hackers out there (Or if YOU read me I hope you can teach them).
     
  16. They should hack EA to punish them for their pre-order nonsense with BF3
     
  17. NeoFryBoy

    NeoFryBoy TS Rookie Posts: 72

    I like it. Corporations are running around with our data and not protecting the data from hackers. These guys are just showing how susceptible every site is determined to be via cost cutting and stupid administration.

    So the only company that cares about security is Nintendo so far. Keep sniffing them out.
     
  18. slamscaper

    slamscaper TS Enthusiast Posts: 111   +11

    What about all the servers they try to break into, but fail? This is never reported of course, seeing as Lulzsec themselves are the ones starting these stories.

    Right now they are being watched by entities that are far more capable than they are, so it's only a matter of time before they get a wake up call.
     
  19. "Although it was reportedly taken offline at some point, the gaming magazine's site currently loads for us -- albeit very slowly"

    Seriously? I've been on Escapist almost all day and it's been loading fine. Hmm...

    "Minecraft - Hit"

    Don't care. >_>

    "Eve Online - Hit"

    Meh. -_-

    "League of Legends - Hit"

    Pff-HAHAHA. I have played LoL before. I quit when it became over run by a bunch of dicks.

    Does the phone number work still? I'd love them to hit EA. The BF3 is not really main reason why, but that did irk me some as well.
     
  20. battle.net was down last night, affecting diablo, Warcraft 3 and Starcraft login servers... no mention so far if it was by an attack.

    btw, ddos attacks are so basic it's practically embarrassing for lulzsec to resort to such vulgar methods... at least actually hack something impressive
     
  21. A Ddos attack is not hacking, it's just annoying.
     
  22. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 975   +99

    Tuesday night, could be maintenance.
     
  23. Now we are sure they are just a bunch of kids.

    I hope they realise they are only contributing to the existence of more security controls, which then is usually followed by increased censorship and repression.

    If they really want to use their power to do something useful, they could attack those virtual gold mining sites. Now that would bring a lot of lulz...
     
  24. r8bwp

    r8bwp TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Did i hear some sobbing from the prison showers as someone is forcibly hacked LulzSec
     
  25. Tech sites should stop posting news about these hackers, no news = no "glory".
     


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