About three months ago, following the arrests of five members of an Anonymous spinoff hacker group, an FBI official declared: "We're chopping off the head of LulzSec."
Perhaps they did. But activist hackers, some still claiming the LulzSec name, seem eager to prove that they are no more destructible than the Lernaean Hydra -- the mythical water serpent with many heads, which could grow back two heads if one was cut off.
The British man that allegedly hacked into the Fox reality TV show "The X-Factor" and the "PBS News Hour," along with music companies and government security agencies, was indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury on conspiracy and hacking charges today, according to the Associated Press.
Usernames and passwords of Twitter members using file-sharing application TweetGif have been leaked to the internet by a group of hackers claiming to have risen from the ashes of disbanded hacker group LulzSec.
“LulzSec Reborn” spilled around 10,000 personal details of TweetGif users - including real names and locations.
On the day that he joined forces with the hacker collective Anonymous, Hector Xavier Monsegur walked his two little girls half a dozen blocks to their elementary school. “My girls,” he called them, although they weren’t actually his children. Monsegur, then 27, had stepped in after their mother—his aunt—returned to prison for heroin dealing.
An Internet hacking group claimed today to have broken into the networks of Warner Bros. and China Telecom, publishing documents and login credentials purportedly stolen in the breaches.
SwaggSec, also known as Swagg Security, announced the hack on its Twitter feed and published a statement on Pastebin, along with links to the purloined files posted to Pirate Bay.