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There was an attack on #minecraft and #eveonline. Luzsec is clearly behind this... I love how they find themselves so humorous.
LulzSec The Lulz Boat
Silly Eve have taken their entire network offline after our very simple DDoS attack. Oh well, another day, another lulz!
Hacker group LulzSec announced just moments ago that it has taken down the login servers that power Minecraft and EVE Online. This is the latest in a string of attacks that hit Sony, Bethesda, Nintendo, and others over the past couple weeks. Word on the antics comes from LulzSec’s boastful Twitter feed.
There’s no word yet on if account details of Minecraft or EVE Online users are safe. Prior LulzSec raids included leaked personal details, most recently on the 200,000 or so users of Brink. Those that have an account on either service may want to take extra precaution, just to be safe.
The group is also hammering games website Escapist Magazine with a DDOS attack, leaving the entire site inaccessible as of writing.
LulzSec hackers infiltrated the U.S. Senate and various other websites, adding to a slew of recent highly publicized attacks against governments and corporations.
The hacker collective posted pieces of code from Senate.gov, along with usernames and passwords, to its homepage.
"We don't like the U.S. government very much," LulzSec wrote on the site. "This is a small, just-for-kicks release of some internal data from Senate.gov -- is this an act of war, gentlemen? Problem?"
LulzSec's latest exploits add to a growing list of hacks against corporations and governmental institutions. LulzSec itself has infiltrated Sony, Nintendo, Fox.com and even television station PBS.
The tongue-in-cheek group, which uses a text-based image of a pirate ship as its logo and plays "The Loveboat" as visitors enter its site, says it aims to provide "high-quality entertainment" with its antics.
Besides LulzSec, the leaderless hacking organization Anonymous has made recent headlines with its attacks against governments in the Middle East. Anonymous' activities are more politicized than LulzSec's, as the group targeted Turkey's government network with distributed denial-of-service, or DDoS, attacks to protest the country's planned Internet-filtering service.
Originally posted by miniatus
I've been playing minecraft off and on all day on a server and experienced 0 issues, so if that's taking it offline then it's a huge fail in my opinion... maybe there was a brief interruption when I went to get a drink of water?
Not sure about Eve online
LulzSec Takes Down ‘Jester Hideout’ at 2600
Just one day after the high-profile attack on the PBS website after they screened a negative WikiLeaks show, LulzSec has brought down 2600 chat facilities. 2600 is a popular hacking magazine based in America.
The attacks on 2600, were motivated by hacktivist ‘The Jester,’ who allegedly attacked WikiLeaks after the release of diplomatic cables from the United States according to The Register.
Lulz Security (or simply LulzSec) is a computer hacker group that claims to be responsible for several high profile attacks, including the compromise of over 1,000,000 user accounts from Sony in 2011 of which only 37,500 were actually affected according to Sony. It has gained attention due to its high profile targets and the lighthearted messages it has posted in the aftermath of its attacks.
LulzSec claims to have hacked InfraGard, a company affiliated with the FBI that does work on botnet detection, in June 2011. The group leaked some of Infragard's e-mails and a database of users. The group defaced the website posting the following message, "LET IT FLOW YOU STUPID FBI BATTLESHIPS," accompanied with a video. LulzSec has posted the following message regarding the attack:
"It has come to our unfortunate attention that NATO and our good friend Barrack Osama-Llama 24th-century Obama [sic] have recently upped the stakes with regard to hacking. They now treat hacking as an act of war. So, we just hacked an FBI affiliated website (Infragard, specifically the Atlanta chapter) and leaked its user base. We also took complete control over the site and defaced it [...]."
On June 9th, LulzSec sent an email to the administrators of the British National Health Service, informing them of a security vulnerability discovered in NHS systems. LulzSec stated that they did not intend to exploit this vulnerability, saying in the email that "We mean you no harm and only want to help you fix your tech issues."
Originally posted by dethduck
I hope to hell that there are a lot of EvE players in AnonOps and they make a go at LulzSec.
Time for a god damn Cyber Civil War. It'll be interesting to see if LulzSec gets any retaliation out of Russia. EvE has a very large contingent of Russian players, mostly pvpers too.
Originally posted by Thill
Ehh why do those idiots not understand that atacking random high profile servers without provocation and a good excuse (like in the wiki leaks case) will lead to a much tighter internet control by the governments with the approbation of the people .
I am really starting to wonder if lulz is not a government prepared provocation
For a game like Minecraft that has been put together mostly by one guy working on his own, LulzSec should be talking with him about a security issue, not taking the game offline.
Eve Online is a much larger game, but the same rule applies. They are a small collective in iceland running a popular niche MMO. What’s the value in hacking them over doing them a favor and helping shore up security. Is it really for the lulz? I don’t think players paying a subscription will be laughing about those two hacks.
Not much to add
Originally posted by zookey
Originally posted by dethduck
And now they're just about to take down something else LulzSec Twitter
Instaed of linking, can you also add the text?
We're eying up the next target... laying off Minecraft, so go play that. Preparing a cannon attack on our main artillery shells!