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LulzSec, the Internet group that is very vocal about its hacking escapades, seems to have gone to war with members of 4Chan, an Internet message board, and Anonymous, the activist hacker group whose members come from 4Chan.
A poster making the rounds on the Internet appears to have been created by Anonymous or members of 4Chan. It calls for people to identify the members of LulzSec or alert the FBI if they know who they are. The poster contains graphic and offensive language.
On Tuesday, LulzSec tweeted: "Challenged accepted, losers ," acknowledging the group was aware that members of 4Chan were after it.
A day later LulzSec tweeted a message implying it had launched a denial of service attack on 4Chan's Web hosting company in an effort to take it down.
"Sorry #Anonymous, your LOIC hive is no match for our phone redirect hive. A certain hosting company just got 1000+ calls," LulzSec tweeted.
Anonymous says it has an activist agenda, most recently hacking websites of the Turkish government in support of freedom of speech. It didn't seem bothered by LulzSec's attacks on PBS, Fox or Sony. But when LulzSec appeared to have tried to crash the Web servers for three popular Internet games -- League of Legends, Minecraft and EVE Online -- 4Chan and Anonymous members seemed to have become frustrated with their hacker counterparts.
The move generated considerable anger within the hacking underground, especially when Sony gained access to the IP addresses of visitors to George Hotz' website.
Calling this move an "unforgivable offence against free speech and internet freedom" the hacker group Anonymous effectively declared a cyber-war on the company. Two weeks later, the PlayStation Network suffered a major intrusion, and the service was offline for more than a month.
Anonymous claimed not have been responsible, but it certainly helped put Sony on the hacking agenda. Lulzsec's own campaign, wittily titled Sownage, kicked off in late April with the Sony Pictures attack.
Some theorise that Lulzsec is an offshoot of Anonymous, a splinter group tired of the politicising of the older organisation. It certainly carries the same anti-Sony resentment. A later hack was accompanied by the press release declaration: "Konichiwa from LulzSec, Sony bastards!"
Originally posted by Lighterside
Remember the 90's?
Remember how out of control, and ridiculous the Bloods vs. Crypts war got? Or East Coast vs. West Coast?
Welcome to the future.
Originally posted by MarkofCain
The protests that were made against the Turkish gubmint came from AnonOps not 4chan...
Anonymous does not end with 4chan or AnonOps.
4chan summer**** at its finest
Most of the people in 4chan doesn't know how to "hack" or whatever you want to call it so you can't call this "hacker wars"
Originally posted by burntheships
This title should read:
Many alplabet agencies make mince meat of "anonymous" and "4Chan".
Originally posted by Pocky
reply to post by mr-lizard
These three puppets are one and the same. They are Mainstream Media aproved and they are just part of the agenda to police the internet.
Anonymous is attempting to hijacking the legit truth movement like they did with that Zeitgeist movie. They are not legit, they just want to suck in everybody who was grassroot and put them under a more controllable banner.
Originally posted by trollz
Typical counter-terror or warfare tactic, infiltrate a group and set two sides against one another. They'll weaken or kill each other off while you get to sit back and watch and wait for the right time to strike. Internet security and crime is a huge concern for world governments, especially the US. It would be 100% reasonable for the CIA or FBI or whatever to do something like this. I wouldn't be surprised or shocked at all if they were responsible, especially considering some past "victims" of "anonymous" groups.
Typical tl;dr by an Oldf#&, AKA Veteran basement dweller, who for some insipid reason feels a sense of elitism about his place in the ocean of piss. Note the hypocrisy in attempting to identify something that is by definition unidentified.