It all started with some minor hacking for fun that soon turned out to be a group called Lulzsec, the name that shakes every organization’s security forces. Lulzsec has been hacking spree and they got popularity after hacking government agency CIA & Sony. Both were considered as high-profile hacking cases of modern times.
Hacktivist group Anonymous has already teamed-up with LulzSec, to launch Operation Anti-Security (#AntiSec), has alarmed the cyber defence industry and got almost everyone involved in the discussion. As per the official statement from AntiSec:
“the government and whitehat security terrorists across the world continue to dominate and control our Internet ocean. Sitting pretty on cargo bays full of corrupt booty, they think it’s acceptable to condition and enslave all vessels in sight. Our Lulz Lizard battle fleet is now declaring immediate and unremitting war on the freedom-snatching moderators of 2011.”
“We encourage any vessel, large or small, to open fire on any government or agency that crosses their path,” … “We fully endorse the flaunting of the word ‘AntiSec’ on any government website defacement or physical graffiti art. We encourage you to spread the word of AntiSec far and wide, for it will be remembered. To increase efforts, we are now teaming up with the Anonymous collective and all affiliated battleships.” “Top priority is to steal and leak any classified government information, including email spools and documentation,”. “Prime targets are banks and other high-ranking establishments. If they try to censor our progress, we will obliterate the censor ….” A LulzSec tweet declared simply, “anarchy is now.”
The new partner’s first show of strength was a distributed denial of service raid on the website of Britain’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and its obvious that there will be a Fission of hacks happening around the world. Iranian hackers and nearly 20 other hacker groups have already joined the cause, at the time of writing. Several hundreds would follow.
No one is sure what it may all lead to, but the point worth noting is that Governments are worried, and Anti-corruption gets its first global CyberWarfare. Every citizen should be excited, are you?
A video from NMA tv explains it differently: