In the past couple of weeks, the so-called LulzSec (Lulz Security) group has breached a number of popular sites and brands, such as; Sony, PBS, FBI Security Affiliate and British National Health Services. They’re still going strong, and this time they hacked into the U.S. Senate, issuing on its own site a small sample of internal data from Senate.gov as proof of their latest breach.
The hackers are crafty and smart and are known for their taunts and mischief. On their site they write – “is this an act of war, gentlemen? Problem?” This statement goes back earlier this month that cyber-attacks would be considered acts of war by the Pentagon. The group today also released source code and database passwords for the video game maker Bethesda Softworks, a subsidiary of ZeniMax Media.
If you can’t beat them, hire them. The government needs to learn from this crafty, intelligent group to protect all assets of the U.S. government. It seems clear they’re one step ahead of any security defense that is in front of them. The sites that were hacked hold sensitive data on the local and national level and this information is critical to the tax payers.
If this continues it could be an apocalypse of sorts and right now, the LulzSec group is leading the charge!