Hi all,

Twin articles about LulzSec.....Sadly we are the ones paying for their antics.

Take care,


Article One:
Inside LulzSec: Chatroom logs shine a light on the secretive hackers

Inside LulzSec: Chatroom logs shine a light on the secretive hackers | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Leaked IRC logs identify LulzSec members and show a disorganised group obsessed with its media coverage and suspicious of other hackers

It was a tight-knit and enigmatic group finding its feet in the febrile world of hacker collectives, where exposing and embarrassing your targets is just as important as protecting your own identity.

But leaked logs from LulzSec's private chatroom – seen, and published today, by the Guardian – provide for the first time a unique, fly-on-the-wall insight into a team of audacious young hackers whose inner workings have until now remained opaque.

LulzSec is not, despite its braggadocio, a large – or even coherent – organisation. The logs reveal how one hacker known as "Sabu", believed to be a 30-year-old security consultant, effectively controls the group of between six and eight people, keeping the others in line and warning them not to discuss what they have done with others; another, "Kayla", provides a large botnet – networks of infected computers controlled remotely – to bring down targeted websites with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks; while a third, "Topiary", manages the public image, including the LulzSec Twitter feed.

Article Two:
LulzSec Hackers Make Enemies Online
By RIVA RICHMOND and RAVI SOMAIYA,June 24, 2011, 1:10 pm

LulzSec Hackers Make Enemies Online - NYTimes.com

Lulz Security, the hacking group that has been on a spree lately, might think its antics are hilarious. But some others in the hacker world are sick of its games.

After six weeks of attacks — and hundreds of sarcastic Twitter posts — a number of people, offended by the exposure of innocent Internet users’ personal information and irritated by the bravado, are working to stop LulzSec by investigating and revealing its members’ identities to the world, and especially to the F.B.I.