lulzsec laughing at your security since 2011

lulzsec laughing at your security since 2011Computer hackers Lulz Security, a loosely knit group, announced Monday their successful hack of Senate computers. Lulz is internet slang for ‘laughing out loud’. A Reuters article presents the government response. Despite the breach, the Sergeant at Arms Office, which provides security for the Senate, said that the breach had not compromised any individual senator’s information.” You’ve got to admire the group’s audacity from the following brash comments also from Reuters. “‘We don’t like the U.S. government very much,’ Lulz Security said at the top of their release. ‘This is a small, just-for-kicks release of some internal data from – is this an act of war, gentlemen? Problem?’ The comment refers to reports that the military had decided that it could respond to cyber attacks from foreign countries with traditional military force.” John Bumgarner from a think tank, Cyber Consequences Unit, believes it’s an especially embarrassing incident for the Senate since it reveals hackers had administrator level access to the system. LulzSec seems to be sending message we are capable of doing more! The present writer would only ask, how can you compromise the already compromised? The late comedian George Carlin would’ve had a field day with this material!

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