The LulzSec Hit-list – Are You On It?

This morning Essex police arrested a suspected member of the infamous LulzSec hacker group. A 19-year old man was arrested at his family home in Wickford following a joint investigation between Scotland Yard and the FBI. The individuals private details, including his home address, had been posted online by LulzSec, after it emerged he was about to inform on them.

This incident followed the latest attack, from the Brazilian arm of the LulzSec group, on the websites of the Brazilian Government and the President’s Office. It follows a statement from LulzSec on Sunday  that they were joining forces with Anonymous, another hacker group, and that their ‘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’.  It seems this wasn’t a hollow threat.

The list of organisations LulzSec has hacked is impressive to say the least, ranging from online gaming websites, government agencies, adult websites and media organisations. To date the alleged attacks made by LulzSec have included Sony Pictures, Sony Playstation, the IMF (International Monetary Fund), the CIA, the UK’s SOCA (Serious Organised Crime Agency) , the US Senate, Fox.com, PBS, Nintendo, Bethesda Game Studios, Minecraft, League of Legends, The Escapist, FinFisher and Pron.com. Are you next?!

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