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LulzSec goes on hacking rampage against game sites

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Bob, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    Lulz Security has struck again but many gamers aren't lulzing ... er ... laughing at the hacking group's latest antics.
    Through its Twitter account Tuesday, LulzSec claimed it had taken down gaming magazine The Escapist as well as the website and log-in server for massively multiplayer game "EVE Online," the log-in server for online action-strategy game "League of Legends," and the log-in server of popular indie game "Minecraft."

    And a visit to those websites showed that, sure enough, they had bit the digital dust.

    Meanwhile, like a playground bully, LulzSec spent Tuesday morning taunting those it had taken down with various tweets.
    "@EveOnline our boats sunk your inferior spaceships, ujelly," they fired off at the official "EVE" Twitter account. And they added, "Silly Eve have taken their entire network offline after our very simple DDoS attack. Oh well, another day, another lulz!"

    And LulzSec had a post for those gamers upset by their attack on "Mincraft" as well: "If you're mad about Minecraft, we'd love to laugh at you over the phone. Call 614-LULZSEC for your chance to reach Pierre Dubois! :3"

    Tuesday's victims were just the latest game-related sites to come under attack from the loosely-knit collective LulzSec (so named because "lulz" is Internet slang for laughs).

    On Monday, LulzSec announced it had hacked the website for popular game developer Bethesda Softworks — the makers of games like "Brink" and the "Elder Scrolls" series — and had taken the personal information of some 200,000 users. But the group claimed that because it "liked" the development company it wouldn't reveal the users' personal information.

    It's unclear why LulzSec would target Bethesda, "EVE Online," "League of Legends" and especially "Minecraft" — which is an underdog of a game if ever there was one and an outstanding example of the kind of great game a small developer working outside the mainstream corporate setting can create. (By the way, Markus "Notch" Persson has said his server is now back up and operational.)

    But then again, who says hackers have to make sense?

    One commenter over at Slashdot suggested that "EVE Online" might have been targeted because of the news announced at E3 last week that the game's maker was launching an "EVE"-related title exclusively for the Sony PlayStation 3. And everyone knows how hackers feel about Sony.

    Meanwhile, perhaps "Minecraft" was victimized because it was announced last week that the game will soon appear on the Xbox 360?

    As for The Escapist, the game magazine (or at least their readers) appeared to have stuck a stick in the hacking hornet's nest. A tweet by LulzSec suggested that this Escapist discussion thread full of gamers making angry comments about hackers had caught their eye. So does that mean LulzSec isn't a fan of free speech? If they don't like something someone writes about them, they simply aim and fire?

    Or perhaps it's all just random ransacking. LulzSec did announce via its Twitter account that it was taking recommendations from its followers to determine who it should attack next. And the group did recently tweet: "We did it because they couldn't stop us."

    Certainly LulzSec has been very busy in the last few weeks. It has laid claim to breaking into the websites of PBS, Sony Pictures, Nintendo and others. And yesterday it attacked not only the game sites, but a porn site and a Senate website as well.

    While attacks on big and seemingly "faceless" corporations may not have inspired much ire from some corners of the gaming and online worlds, these attacks on smaller companies and groups have certainly fired many people up.
    Tweeted one angry gamer to LulzSec: "OMG yeah so mad SO F%#&ing MAD!!! I know thats what you want but wtf what did they do?"

    Tweeter Markus Nigrin summed it up best: "Great move by @lulzsec taking down Minecraft. Independent game devs are such great targets :("

    Yes, the question is, with LulzSec's increasingly mean-spirited attacks, how many people are laughing?

  2. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

  3. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    With so much communication on Twitter, why hasn't Twitter disable the account? o_O
  4. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    There not breaking twitter rules.
  5. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

  6. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    cia.gov is down....
  7. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    The upside is that it's down, not hacked. Just means LulzSec is firing a huge DDoS at them.
  8. pk698

    pk698 Active Member

    why can't these guys hack the dept. of education and wipe out my student loans? yes, that would be nice.:D
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  9. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

  10. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    LulzSec are pretty awesome, always a good laugh reading their twitter
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  11. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    There Pirate bay comments are even funny :p
  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

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    Wuebit Well-Known Member

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    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

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    Wuebit Well-Known Member

  16. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    It's pretty awesome until they mess with your whole community, your servers, your hosting provider, your gaming accounts, your personal data, etc. At first it was Sony, I didn't really care, but now I see it's just much more than that. To be honest I really hope this bunch of no-life kids (and they REALLY seem to have no life, probably some time of deformity or something that disallows them to fit in society) and spend all day just doing stupid **** online. Lets be real, anyone can be though in the internet, but I'm pretty sure in real life, they'd probably run for their lives.

    By the way, it doesn't seem like they are really something out of common, real crackers/hackers firstly don't share what they do in public, and second, these people are just attention whores, there's nothing expert or super scary about these guys. They just know how to look for security holes and do DDoS attacks.
  17. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    True but there still prob making more money than me or you or trying to run some forum :D
  18. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    It does seem like they are almost looking to get caught.
    I mean, Twitter ? ... that was super odd from Day 1.
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  19. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    It's not about getting caught...it's about helping the public catch the people who don't value their client's information enough to secure it. It's a joke to them if you take your security as a joke and are in a position where you NEED to have your info super secure.

    So I agree with you that it is odd. But your not really getting attention by hacking someone's network as anonymous entities so I think making sure people knew how insecure it was in the first place was their point. The other problem is people use the same passwords in multiple places so if this was a real attack with real losses and threats they would easily be able to reuse a whole bunch of passwords and logins for online purchases, banking etc.. Instead they didn't profit off of their acts and told the world.

    That just does not sound like someone who has any agenda other than find the holes and put a sign next to them. ...to me it's better than the alternative of wait for a criminal to break in and expose your flaws by defrauding your customers and walking away without EVER getting caught.
  20. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    It's much more than that, according to what I see. These guys Anonymous and LulSec think they are some type of revolution or something like that. I think they have just seen too many online revolution movies.

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