LOL – Lulz Security Breaks Into Senate Servers

This official release by Lulz has me rolling on the floor laughing:

Greetings friends,

We don't like the US government very much. Their boats are
weak, their lulz are low, and their sites aren't very secure.
In an attempt to help them fix their issues, we've decided
to donate additional lulz in the form of owning them some more!

This is a small, just-for-kicks release of some internal data
from - is this an act of war, gentlemen? Problem?

- Lulz Security


The Feds have pissed off the hacking community with their continued outrageous behavior.  I’ve seen numerous hacking groups take aim at the Feds recently and I suspect these attacks are not merely the work of kids with too much spare time on their hands.

Recently the one of the Federal Terrorists said it would view an IT attack against the US government as an act of war.

Lulz goes on to state how they took down Bethesda Softworks:

Greetings Internets,

This is a story all about how we made Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax

Media, and everything they own, our bitch for life.

As you should know, The Lulz Boat stores vast amounts of booty;

much of this booty we don’t release as it’s simply too shiny and/or

delicious. As of late, certain inferior sailing boats have discovered

flaws in Brink (, thinking themselves exciting and new.

Too late. The Lulz Boat controls this ocean, chumps.

Some weeks ago, we smashed into Brink with our heavy artillery Lulz

Cannons and decided to switch to ninja mode. From our LFI entry point,

we acquired command execution via local file inclusion of enemy fleet

Apache vessel. We then found that the HTTPD had SSH auth keys, which

let our ship SSH into other servers. See where this is going?

We then switched to root ammunition rounds.

And we rooted… and rooted… and rooted…

After mapping their internal network and thoroughly pillaging all of

their servers, we grabbed all their source code and database passwords,

which we proceeded to shift silently back to our storage deck.

Please find enclosed everything we took, excluding one thing –

200,000+ Brink users. We actually like this company and would

like for them to speed up the production of Skyrim, so we’ll

give them one less thing to worry about. You’re welcome! 😀

Please keep making awesome games, guys, and you should

totally add an official LulzSec top hat to new releases.

But anyway, bwahahaha… >:]

  • Iain Blake

    At first I was pissed that they hacked Bethesda, now I’m not sure what favor they supposedly did them…?

    • If they broke in and then demonstrate to Bethesda how they did it, Bethesda now knows where and how the security breach took place so they can take steps to prevent other people who might have a more malicious intent from doing the same thing.

      Lulz could have kept it a secret and sold off how they did it to other groups rather than telling Bethesda.

      • Iain Blake

        Oh I see. I thought it might be something like that. I love Oblivion, Fallout, and can’t wait for Skyrim so I would not be happy if lulzsec delayed the release of it lol. Whatever they’re doing they should keep it up.