Posts Tagged ‘LulzSec’

LulzSec Over, Release Battlefield Heroes Data

By John Walker on June 26th, 2011.

So hopefully this is the last lot.

LulzSec, the hacker group who have claimed responsibility for many of the high profile attacks on gaming companies, publishers, and even the CIA, have declared their work is done, their time is up, and they’re off. Apparently it was always intended to be a 50 day voyage aboard their Lulzboat, and it has come to an end. They believe they have revitalised the Antisec Movement, and entertained themselves along the way. Which they claim, albeit in hindsight, was always their goal. But whatever their reasons, their goodbye comes with perhaps their biggest release of data yet. It’s going to be messy. This one contains 550,000 Battlefield Heroes Beta users’ details, and the details of 50,000 users from “random gaming forums”.

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .

207 Comments »

Update: Alleged LulzSec Suspect Arrested

By Alec Meer on June 21st, 2011.


Update 3: Lulzsec, still very much active on Twitter, are denying that the arrested man is one of their members, though rumour is he did help run their IRC channel.

Update 2: Now the BBC are saying that the 19-year-old hacker arrested has been named by locals of Wickford as Ryan Cleary. The same Ryan Cleary who was embroiled in a spat with Anonymous over their “leadership”structure and operations against Sony. It was thought Cleary had created a splinter group from Anonymous but whether or not that group is Lulzsec isn’t known.
Read the rest of this entry »

.

219 Comments »

New Lulzsec Attacks On WoW, Newerth, Eve

By Alec Meer on June 15th, 2011.

Yesterday’s denial of service attacks on Minecraft, Eve Online and League of Legends do not appear to be the end of hacker collective Lulzsec’s attempts to force online games offline. Heroes of Newerth’s login server was named a victim around an hour ago, shortly followed by the group declaring its intention to target Eve again tonight. That may of course be a double-bluff, but keep it in mind if you’re intending to play tonight.

Then, just moments ago, they stated that they were now rerouting calls to their ‘requests’ phone number to World of Warcraft’s customer support line. They claim their line, alleged by some to be a premium rate number, receives between 5 and 20 calls a second at present. Whether this signals an impending attack on WoW itself remains to be seen, but the group currently appear to be focusing efforts on phone rerouting.

, , , .

130 Comments »

Hackers Lulzsec Take Eve & Minecraft Offline

By Alec Meer on June 14th, 2011.

Hope you're safe, Steve

Update 2: League of Legends is the latest target. Its login servers are currently down, with its website also apparently suffering.

Update 1: Notch has told us that “Looks like we’re back up.. I just hope it lasts!”

Following yesterday’s Bethesda incursion, and earlier attacks on the likes of Sony and Nintendo, hacker collective Lulzsec have targeted further games and gaming services today. Over the last couple of hours, they’ve taken out first Eve Online and then Minecraft’s login servers, as well as knocking out gaming site The Escapist.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

326 Comments »

Bethesda Hacked, Details About To Be Leaked

By John Walker on June 13th, 2011.

They're not really quite so refined, sadly.

Update: LulzSec have released what they claim to be everything they took from Bethesda, including source code and admin passwords, except for the 200,000 user details which they say they’re leaving out because, “We actually like this company.” (They also claim to have broken into senate.gov, and paste this as proof. That should bring them some dark-glassed attention.)

LulzSec, who have claimed responsibility for many of the gaming hacks of late, have announced they’ve had access to Bethesda/Zenimax’s data for a couple of months, and are planning on releasing details today. They’ve been winding up BethSoft all day, threatening to release details of a number of games, including Brink. However, in their usual way, they are suggesting they’ll go easy on them because “we love Call of Cthulhu.” They rather spuriously suggest this is motivated by a lack of details on Skyrim, but even if they received some, plan “to embarrass you anyway.”

Read the rest of this entry »

, , , .

233 Comments »

Codemasters Hacked, First Details

By Jim Rossignol on June 10th, 2011.


Earlier in the week John noticed that all Codies websites were pointing at their Facebook pages. But why? Well, Codemasters have been hacked by miscreants. The British company has started contacting affected persons, and the details of that missive are posted below.
Read the rest of this entry »

, , .

65 Comments »