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March 6, 2012
producermatthew:

Eight months ago, I published a statement in which I revealed, after close monitoring of a top-secret chat room used by high-ranking members of the Anonymous movement, that one Anonymous/LulzSec ring leader Sabu was a computer security analyst living in the New York metropolitan area.
Today, FOX News published a report based on court documents and interviews with law enforcement officials that corroborated this information, identifying Sabu as a father of two (which was originally published in my statement, but the information about children was removed about an hour later) living in — guess where? New York.

I also remember Pastebin documents many months ago which also referred to Sabu by name, and his address was verifiable with public information, but at the time there were blanket denials about it being the same guy. So it’s kind of amusing to see that all that info was right.

producermatthew:

Eight months ago, I published a statement in which I revealed, after close monitoring of a top-secret chat room used by high-ranking members of the Anonymous movement, that one Anonymous/LulzSec ring leader Sabu was a computer security analyst living in the New York metropolitan area.

Today, FOX News published a report based on court documents and interviews with law enforcement officials that corroborated this information, identifying Sabu as a father of two (which was originally published in my statement, but the information about children was removed about an hour later) living in — guess where? New York.

I also remember Pastebin documents many months ago which also referred to Sabu by name, and his address was verifiable with public information, but at the time there were blanket denials about it being the same guy. So it’s kind of amusing to see that all that info was right.

10:37 // 2 years ago
How LulzSec was allegedly taken down by its own leader
Meet Hector Xavier Monsegur, better known as “Sabu,” the defacto leader of the hacking collective LulzSec, which made a name for itself with a number of high-profile incidents last year. Monsegur, a New York City resident, was actually pinpointed by the FBI in June. However, he did something pretty major — fearing jail time would separate him from his two young children, he reluctantly agreed to work with the FBI to take down other members of the LulzSec group, going so far as to reportedly work out of FBI offices to help. The takedown happened today, with five arrests taking place. Pretty crazy, right? You said it.

How LulzSec was allegedly taken down by its own leader

Meet Hector Xavier Monsegur, better known as “Sabu,” the defacto leader of the hacking collective LulzSec, which made a name for itself with a number of high-profile incidents last year. Monsegur, a New York City resident, was actually pinpointed by the FBI in June. However, he did something pretty major — fearing jail time would separate him from his two young children, he reluctantly agreed to work with the FBI to take down other members of the LulzSec group, going so far as to reportedly work out of FBI offices to help. The takedown happened today, with five arrests taking place. Pretty crazy, right? You said it.

10:30 // 2 years ago
September 23, 2011

LulzSec arrest: HideMyAss.com fails at basic mission outlined in name

  • what 23-year-old Cody Kretsinger, allegedly one of the key hackers involved in LulzSec’s Sony Pictures hack and subsequent leak of user data, was arrested on Thursday, the FBI says.
  • why Kretsinger reportedly used a proxy server called HideMyAss.com to cover up his identity. But, instead of hiding his ass, the site reportedly cooperated with authorities, meaning his ass wasn’t hid. source
17:50 // 2 years ago
August 1, 2011
epicwinbook:

You can’t arrest an idea, but you CAN arrest a self-important dorkus malorkus who thinks he’s Neo.

You know, it’s worth noting that the LulzSec Twitter account has not updated since his arrest. Also, this kid has the look of a guy you just want to dislike.

epicwinbook:

You can’t arrest an idea, but you CAN arrest a self-important dorkus malorkus who thinks he’s Neo.

You know, it’s worth noting that the LulzSec Twitter account has not updated since his arrest. Also, this kid has the look of a guy you just want to dislike.

(via soupsoup)

10:41 // 2 years ago
July 27, 2011

Important LulzSec member reportedly goes down

Topiary, LulzSec’s most public member and second-in-command has reportedly been arrested. He’s the one that ran LulzSec’s Twitter and wrote all of their eloquent messages — and he was only 19. Topiary deleted every tweet from his personal twitter and left only one: “You can’t arrest an idea,” pointing more to the fact that he was arrested and even knew it was coming. LulzSec will undoubtedly confirm or deny all of this soon enough, but this all comes on the heels of a sting which nailed 14 members of Anonymous, which reportedly has ties to the more-low-key group. source

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14:08 // 3 years ago
July 19, 2011

Recap: Key highlights from Rupert Murdoch’s hearing

  • hearing Today was a pretty harrowing day for News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch. He went before the British parliament with his son James regarding the ongoing phone hacking scandal.
  • result Both Rupert and his son maintained they didn’t know anything. James talked a lot more than his dad — but paused when a member of parliament obliquely compared the scandal to Enron.
  • dessert? Toward the end of the hearing, someone snuck in and gave Rupert a pie to the face — a not-so-tasteful distraction that nearly overshadowed the fairly serious situation at hand. source

» If the hearing wasn’t enough to make Murdoch sweat, LulzSec might be able to do the trick. They’re reportedly going to release a whole bunch of emails from News International staffers. Those emails will show what various people in the organization know, if they know anything about the phone hacking. They’ve already released Rebekah Brooks’s email password.

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15:28 // 3 years ago
July 18, 2011
18:36 // 3 years ago
newsweek:

Looks like The Sun has been hacked. The News Corp-owned UK newspaper’s website is currently redirecting to another domain (http://www.new-times.co.uk/sun/) which lands on a big, screaming headline: ”Media moguls body discovered.” At the bottom: “Lulz.” 
The (untrue!) story goes:

Rupert Murdoch, the controversial media mogul, has reportedly been found dead in his garden, police announce.
Murdoch, aged 80, has said to have ingested a large quantity of palladium before stumbling into his famous topiary garden late last night, passing out in the early hours of the morning.
“We found the chemicals sitting beside a kitchen table, recently cooked,” one officer states. “From what we can gather, Murdoch melted and consumed large quantities of it before exiting into his garden.”

No word yet from The Sun, whose twitter account most recently tweeted, “Oh shizzle,” before pointing towards a story about Snoop Dogg. But Lulz Security, the group that’s famously hacked PBS, Sony, and the CIA over the past few months appears to be taking credit. Just 20 minutes ago they tweeted, “The Sun’s homepage now redirects to the Murdoch death story on the recently-owned New Times website. Can you spell success, gentlemen?” And you thought they’d disbanded.

Today in news stories combining into one.

newsweek:

Looks like The Sun has been hacked. The News Corp-owned UK newspaper’s website is currently redirecting to another domain (http://www.new-times.co.uk/sun/) which lands on a big, screaming headline: ”Media moguls body discovered.” At the bottom: “Lulz.” 

The (untrue!) story goes:

Rupert Murdoch, the controversial media mogul, has reportedly been found dead in his garden, police announce.

Murdoch, aged 80, has said to have ingested a large quantity of palladium before stumbling into his famous topiary garden late last night, passing out in the early hours of the morning.

“We found the chemicals sitting beside a kitchen table, recently cooked,” one officer states. “From what we can gather, Murdoch melted and consumed large quantities of it before exiting into his garden.”

No word yet from The Sun, whose twitter account most recently tweeted, “Oh shizzle,” before pointing towards a story about Snoop Dogg. But Lulz Security, the group that’s famously hacked PBS, Sony, and the CIA over the past few months appears to be taking credit. Just 20 minutes ago they tweeted, “The Sun’s homepage now redirects to the Murdoch death story on the recently-owned New Times website. Can you spell success, gentlemen?” And you thought they’d disbanded.

Today in news stories combining into one.

18:12 // 3 years ago
June 25, 2011

Stick a fork in them, they’re done: The hacker group LulzSec claims that after 50 planned days of mayhem, they’ve finished their efforts and have moved on, claiming that the AntiSec movement will take its place. Which kinda came out of nowhere. What does that mean? Either way, here’s a lulzworthy ditty to remember these guys by.

19:49 // 3 years ago
June 23, 2011
If in fact Lulz Security is responsible for doing this, it should be noted that this is also notable for being really humorless for them. They’re generally known, even as they take on very powerful targets, for being kind of sarcastic and snarky in the way that they announce these things publicly … there’s none of that going on here.
Rachel Maddow • Offering her take on the massive data dump that LulzSec reportedly just got away with. This is why we’re surprised too. Arizona law enforcement officials claim that a hack did take place, but no info on what, specifically, the hackers took. We just want to float an idea by you guys, a theory … what if these hacks that the group did prior to this one acted as a trojan horse? What if it was simply a mechanism for the group to draw tons of attention to themselves, so they’d be able to pull off a release of something really serious like this, and everyone would pay attention? You know, Wikileaks without the newspapers working as catalysts? This is the kind of hack you wouldn’t be able to sell if you were just getting started — it’s too multidimensional in its conceit. It’s almost like the group used all these other, attention-grabbing hacks because they knew they had something big. Just a thought.
23:13 // 3 years ago