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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 

A Cyber War Is Going On That You May Not Even Be Aware Of ....

"The Internet may be about to get a little more chaotic than usual. Over the weekend, a group of hackers declared that they are initiating cyber warfare with governments and security companies around the world.

The group, Lulz Security, has claimed responsibility for a number of recent data breaches and have already attacked a number of United States government and corporate Web sites. Lulz Security also said it was working closely with another group called Anonymous, a loosely affiliated team of activist computer hackers. Although Anonymous did not put out its own statement about the attacks, the two groups have been communicating regularly on Twitter.

In a letter posted on a public Web site, Lulz Security announced its plan to attack more government sites and encouraged other groups and individuals “to open fire on any government or agency that crosses their path.” The undertaking is called “Operation Anti-Security.”

“Top priority is to steal and leak any classified government information, including email spools and documentation,” Lulz Security wrote in the letter. “Prime targets are banks and other high-ranking establishments.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation declined to comment on the letter."

Hackers Declare War on Government Agencies -NY Times


The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) was accused of bringing down a number of web sites after it raided a colocation facility in Virginia in search of servers being used to hack into CIA and other major institutions and corporations. The raids, which were coordinated with other law enforcement agencies and which led to the arrest of 19 year old UK national Ryan Cleary, were part of the investigation into hacking by the LulzSec Group which targeted US government departments, broadcasters and other large institutions. A report in the New York Times said publisher Curbed Network was reportedly forced offline while the hosting company, Switzerland based DigitalOne told its customers in an email: ‘The problem is caused by the FBI, not our company. In the night FBI has taken 3 enclosures with equipment plugged into them, possibly including your server – we cannot check it.’
Data Center Dynamics: "FBI grabs racks of servers in hosting facility hacking raid"

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