LulzSec Hacker Claims Responsibility for TalkTalk Hack

A hacker purporting to represent the group LulzSec has claimed responsibility for a DDoS attack that affected UK telecom TalkTalk this week. If you remember, LulzSec was a hacking team from 2011 which hacked targets for ‘Lulz’

Here is a brief bio on them :

Lulz Security, commonly abbreviated as LulzSec claimed responsibility for several high profile attacks, including the compromise of user accounts from Sony Pictures in 2011. The group had also hacked CIA website during that time and taken it offline.

Some security professionals have commented that LulzSec has drawn attention to insecure systems and the dangers of password reuse. It has gained attention due to its high profile targets and the sarcastic messages it has posted in the aftermath of its attacks. One of the founders of LulzSec was a computer security specialist who used the online moniker Sabu who later helped FBI track down many hackers belonging to LulzSec and Anonymous. At least four associates of LulzSec were arrested in March 2012 as part of this investigation. British authorities had previously announced the arrests of two teenagers they allege are LulzSec members T-flow and Topiary.

TalkTalk was hacked on Thursday by unknown hackers who demanded ransom money for stolen user information. Now, hackers claiming to be part of LulzSec have claimed responsibility for part of the attack.

A hacker who goes by the name AnonZor, who claims to be member of the revived LulzSec, told Motherboard they and co-leader Dax took down the website with a DDoS attack, which works by flooding the target’s system with traffic. AnonZor added that LulzSec is not responsible for the leaked information or extortion revealed on Friday, only the DDoS attack.

“The stolen data is not done by us, we only did a DDoS attack to show the world that #LulzSec has returned,” AnonZor said.

AnonZor, who declined to reveal where the LulzSec hackers are located, said to expect more downtime from the site as attacks continue this weekend.

Meanwhile TalkTalk share price went on downward spiral as more and more news about the hack attack is being published. Reports indicate that it will also have to pay out millions to the affected parties in damages.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Lulzsec’s Omega Agenda.

    Lulzsec’s complete Omega Agenda is to establish a permanent base of operation for freedom of speech on the internet. This is a place void of censorship, moderation and authority of any kind. Where the ideals that fuel human ingenuity can take new forms free of the shackles placed on it by an ever-increasingly controlled modern society. Our technology should be here to liberate our souls not imprison our minds. And Lulzsec plans to deliver such a reality with a multi-teared platform of offense, defense, software development, social change and sheer persistence. Of course, none of this will be possible without the support of our good friend’s, Anonymous, and a taste of true uninhibited internet democracy.

    We have engaged in several small-scale social experiments using our own custom Social Networking platforms, and have found that uncensored, uncontrolled and uninhibited social platforms are a resounding success. Not only do the participants appreciate the service and utilize it to it’s maximum potential, but we can successfully and systematically render all methods of control and privacy invasion to be effectively disabled. This means we can ensure user privacy and security while user’s engage in the services provided on our social networking platform.

    But this poses a problem. How do we ensure the longevity of such a platform with recent alarming trends developing over the internet these days. And this is where Lulzsec proposes another solution; An Omega Point Weapon. A weapon so powerful it has the potential to virtually lock the internet itself. And a tool so precise it can pinpoint a single system in the vast array of online connections and disable just the target system in question. A virtual doomsday device. Enter project codenamed; Dextera Domini. AKA. The Hand of God.

    The Hand of God is a piece of software designed and being developed by Lulzsec co-leader, Dax (AKA. Danny Alexander Masterson). It (The Hand of God) is proclaimed to be virtually the most powerful piece of software ever designed and will usher in a new age of internet supremacy. This software has the potential to be so devastating that Dax has vowed to never use it unless it became absolutely necessary to do so in order to maintain the free and uncensored nature of the internet itself. With this tool, Lulzsec will commission the 1338. (A group of four members with authority to fire the Lulzsec Lazer[The Hand of God].) Due to the nature of the group, it will only take authorization from one member in order to fire the lazer, so as to provide the other members of the group with plausible deniability. This is to say it cannot be said which member indeed authorized usage of the lazer.

    – Dax [DRAFT]

  2. Lulzsec’s Omega Agenda detailed and their plan to re-establish themselves as the most dominant force on the Internet. 2016.
    Lulzsec’s complete Omega Agenda is to establish a permanent base of operation for freedom of speech on the internet and equip itself with the arsenal necessary to defend that base under any circumstance by use of a “Virtual Doomsday Device”.
    The base in question is to be a Social Network; This is a place void of censorship, moderation and authority of any kind. Where the ideals that fuel human ingenuity can take new forms free of the shackles placed on it by an ever-increasingly controlled modern society. Our technology should be here to liberate our souls not imprison our minds. And Lulzsec plans to deliver such a reality with a multi-teared platform of offense, defense, software development, social change and sheer persistence. Of course, none of this will be possible without the support of our good friend’s, Anonymous, and a taste of true uninhibited internet democracy.
    We have engaged in several small-scale social experiments using our own custom Social Networking platforms, and have found that uncensored, uncontrolled and uninhibited social platforms are a resounding success. Not only do the participants appreciate the service and utilize it to it’s maximum potential, but we can successfully and systematically render all methods of control and privacy invasion to be effectively disabled. This means we can ensure user privacy and security while user’s engage in the services provided on our social networking platform.
    But this poses a problem. How do we ensure the longevity of such a platform with recent alarming trends developing over the internet these days. And this is where Lulzsec proposes another solution; An Omega Point Weapon. A weapon so powerful it has the potential to virtually lock the internet itself. And a tool so precise it can pinpoint a single system in the vast array of online connections and disable just the target system in question. A virtual doomsday device. Enter project codenamed; Dextera Domini. AKA. The Hand of God.
    The Hand of God is a piece of software designed and being developed by Lulzsec co-leader, Dax (AKA. Danny Alexander Masterson). It (The Hand of God) is proclaimed to be virtually the most powerful piece of software ever designed and will usher in a new age of internet supremacy. This software has the potential to be so devastating that Dax has vowed to never use it unless it became absolutely necessary to do so in order to maintain the free and uncensored nature of the internet itself. With this tool, Lulzsec will commission the 1338. (A group of four members with authority to fire the Lulzsec Lazer[The Hand of God].) Due to the nature of the group, it will only take authorization from one member in order to fire the lazer, so as to provide the other members of the group with plausible deniability. This is to say it cannot be said which member indeed authorized usage of the lazer.
    A third method of advancing the Lulzsec Agenda has been proposed also. And this method utilizes our most effective weapon in our arsenal to date; YOU! What can you do to assist the Lulz Agenda of a free and fair voice for the people’s interests in how our internet is governed? We require resources of all descriptions, and there is no degree of assistance too insignificant or too accommodating that we cannot benefit from it’s deployment. I would like to sincerely thank you all for having taken the time to read this official Lulzsec press release. /dax co-leader of Lulzsec. xD < 333 ; ) 29.10.2015 ?#?LulzSec? ?#?Anonymous? ?#?DexteraDomini? ?#?OmegaPoint?

  3. Why revive the name LulzSec? If it is different people involved, why not use a new name? Why use a badge stained in another warriors sweat and blood?

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