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LulzSec: Let's All Laugh Together At Gamers

By - Source: Computerworld | B 55 comments

LulzSec is attacking gaming websites and services just for a few laughs. Now they've gone after Heroes of Newerth and the CIA.

Seems as though hacking group LulzSec (aka Lulz Security) has something against gamers. That, or they just like to hear gamers complain after their favorite game-related websites and services are bombarded by DDoS attacks. This became quite clear on Tuesday, or rather, on Titanic Takeover Tuesday, in which the group took down numerous websites apparently just for the fun of it.

"Welcome to #TitanicTakeoverTuesday where everyone is laughing at crybabies getting Lulz Cannoned!" the hacking group said during one of its many Twitter messages documenting the online assault. They took down The Escapist, EVE Online, Minecraft and League of Legends in its latest DDoS wave on Tuesday.

"At 17:00 UTC yesterday, CCP became aware of a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) against the EVE Online cluster and web servers," CCP told us in an email earlier today. "Our policy in such cases is to mobilize a taskforce of internal and external experts to evaluate the situation. At 17:55 UTC, that group concluded that our best course of action was to go completely offline while an exhaustive scan of our entire infrastructure was executed.

"Our taskforce concluded at 22:05 that neither the game servers nor the CCP infrastructure had been breached.  Further, we can also confirm that no personal details such as users’ credentials or credit card numbers were exposed through this incident. The servers were brought back online at 23:00 yesterday and we will continue to monitor the situation closely."

After LulzSec attacked The Escapist, the group invited eight people to call in and recommend a new target. The group then began to flood CCP's space MMOG as previously stated, Minecraft and League of Legends. The group claims that it also pounded Gamma Group's IT intrusion monitoring company FinFisher.

"And that concludes our DDoS party: Escapist Magazine, Eve Online, Minecraft, League of Legends + 8 phone requests. #TitanicTakeoverTuesday," LulzSec said in a Twitter message. An hour later, the group began to take more requests from true lulz fans. "Let's all laugh together at... gamers," they said.

In another tweet, LulzSec claimed that it infected 4Chan users and used their machines in a DDoS botnet. "The best part about making 50-percent of all /b/tards our bots is that they leave their daddy's laptops on 24/7, more bandwidth for us. :3"

On Wednesday the attacks continued, this time hitting the main server for MMORPG Heroes of Newerth, adding in a statement that the Defense of the Ancients ("DotA") custom scenario for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos "is better." There's also talk that the group plans to take down EVE Online again, but as of 5:45pm EST, they went after the CIA's website instead. "Tango down - http://t.co/2QGXy6f - for the lulz," they said.

So what's the difference between Anonymous and LulzSec? As previously stated, the latter is doing it for the giggles; Anonymous is typically making a political statement.

"Lulz Security, where the entertainment is always at your expense, whether you realize it or not. Wrecking your infrastructures since 2011."

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    reprotected , June 16, 2011 12:53 AM
    Can LulzSec attack advertising spam scam websites?
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    derek2006 , June 16, 2011 12:03 AM
    I hope they all rot in prison
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    Onus , June 16, 2011 12:19 AM
    I don't know if the CIA is such a target, but one of these days they will harass the Wrong guys. They won't be arrested, won't be tried, and won't be jailed. Right or wrong, they will simply disappear. The world may never even know where they're taking their dirt naps. Lulz indeed...
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    Assmar , June 15, 2011 11:48 PM
    You know who I love, and could never live without, and would probably kill myself if they got hacked and disappeared? Lulzsec, somebody get working on it...
  • 15 Hide
    NapoleonDK , June 16, 2011 12:00 AM
    I lol'd. Thanks for this.

    ..


    But taking down my Minecraft was a low blow...
  • 22 Hide
    derek2006 , June 16, 2011 12:03 AM
    I hope they all rot in prison
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    internetlad , June 16, 2011 12:13 AM
    as a gamer, I have to say that it's because gamers bitch the most.

    yeah, i said it.
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    Onus , June 16, 2011 12:19 AM
    I don't know if the CIA is such a target, but one of these days they will harass the Wrong guys. They won't be arrested, won't be tried, and won't be jailed. Right or wrong, they will simply disappear. The world may never even know where they're taking their dirt naps. Lulz indeed...
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    reprotected , June 16, 2011 12:53 AM
    Can LulzSec attack advertising spam scam websites?
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    alyon , June 16, 2011 1:03 AM
    In this episode of script kiddies gone WILD we learn to DDoS and basic SQL injections!
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    ravewulf , June 16, 2011 1:04 AM
    So to sum up:

    Anonymous are hactivists (hacker activists) causing disruption to bring attention to a cause.

    LulzSec are a bunch of trolls who wanted bigger thrills (and more attention) than trolling YouTube/forums/etc

    It'll be interesting if Anon starts fighting against LulzSec, but I think Anon probably has bigger fish to fry
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    Burodsx , June 16, 2011 1:09 AM
    Kind of pointless just denying games.
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    dragonfang18 , June 16, 2011 1:14 AM
    BurodsxKind of pointless just denying games.

    like taking candy from a baby... Pathetic.
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    kaitang , June 16, 2011 1:24 AM
    Btw, to be more precise, Heroes of Newerth is more like a Action RTS than a MMO RPG. There's nothing comparable in terms of gameplay. Only fantasy and heroes are common.
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    Trialsking , June 16, 2011 1:25 AM
    dragonfang18like taking candy from a baby... Pathetic.


    Not unless the candy tastes really good, then its great!
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    pclee , June 16, 2011 1:28 AM
    Kids....I guess DDoS is the new extreme sport.
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    zkevwlu , June 16, 2011 1:42 AM
    Think we'll be the ones laughing when the men in black they managed to piss off blows their head into smithereens from a rooftop 2 km away...
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    accolite , June 16, 2011 2:09 AM
    Hope they get whats coming to them!
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    Prince_Porter , June 16, 2011 2:17 AM
    Anonymous doing something about them is probably a good idea. Hackers hacking for the fun of it sends out a worse image than hacking for a reason. Anonymous has a cause, these guys are just clowns, they're clouding the image.
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    opmopadop , June 16, 2011 2:58 AM
    Tom, hurry up and ban all comments that have a URL in them. At least 99% of the SPAM will stop.
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    Anonymous , June 16, 2011 3:13 AM
    After I read this, just one movie phrase came to mind:

    "I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."
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    otacon72 , June 16, 2011 3:27 AM
    any idiot can do a DDoS attack... they broke into Sony only after the original crew did it and PBS?..lol big deal...
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    jsc , June 16, 2011 3:32 AM
    opmopadopTom, hurry up and ban all comments that have a URL in them. At least 99% of the SPAM will stop.

    Might work for the news; won't work on the forums.
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