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Lulsec Hacker Tracked by Proxy Logs ,Could face up to 15 years in jail

The FBI believes that the homeless man they arrested on Thursday was "Commander X", a member of the People's Liberation Front (PLF) associated with Anonymous hacktivism.

Hidemyass have received concerns by users that their VPN service was utilized by a member or members of the hacktivist group ‘lulzsec’. Lulzsec have been ALLEGEDLY been responsible for a number of high profile cases such as:

  • The hacking of the Sony Playstation network which compromised the names, passwords, e-mail addresses, home addresses and dates of birth of thousands of people.
  • The DDOS attack which knocked the British governments SOCA (Serious Organised Crime Agency) and other government websites offline.
  • The release of various sensitive and confidential information from companies such as AT&T, Viacom, Disney, EMI, NBC Universal, and AOL.
  • Gaining access to NATO servers and releasing documents regarding the communication and information services (CIS) in Kosovo.
  • The defacement of British newspaper websites The Sun & The Times.
  • The hacking of 77 law enforcement sheriff websites.

The logs maintained by HideMyAss.com, in addition to other evidence, has led to the arrest of another LulzSec member in Arizona, The Tech Herald has learned. Cody Kretsinger, 23, allegedly used the anonymity service during his role in the attack on Sony Pictures.

Hidemyass inlcuded this in their blog:

"It first came to our attention when leaked IRC chat logs were released, in these logs participants discussed about various VPN services they use, and it became apparent that some members were using our service. No action was taken, after all there was no evidence to suggest wrongdoing and nothing to identify which accounts with us they were using. At a later date it came as no surprise to have received a court order asking for information relating to an account associated with some or all of the above cases. As stated in our terms of service and privacy policy our service is not to be used for illegal activity, and as a legitimate company we will cooperate with law enforcement if we receive a court order (equivalent of a subpoena in the US).

Our VPN service and VPN services in general are not designed to be used to commit illegal activity. It is very naive to think that by paying a subscription fee to a VPN service you are free to break the law without any consequences. This includes certain hardcore privacy services which claim you will never be identified, these types of services that do not cooperate are more likely to have their entire VPN network monitored and tapped by law enforcement, thus affecting all legitimate customers."


According to a CBS News report, "Commander X" told their reporter that he had no fear about being caught:"We're not going to turn ourselves in. They can come and get us is what I say. Bring it on. Until then, we run... We will remain free and at liberty and at large for as long as we can, and when the time comes that each and every one of us eventually will be brought to justice, we will hold our head high in any court of law and we will defend our actions."

He faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison if convicted. Government prosecutors want him moved to Los Angeles, where Sony Pictures' computer system is located and where the case against him has been filed.


FBI Arrests Suspected LulzSec and Anonymous Hackers

The FBI arrested two alleged members of the hacking collectives LulzSec and Anonymous on Thursday morning in San Francisco and Phoenix and secured charges against a third suspect from Ohio, the Justice Department confirmed Thursday.

Search warrants were also being executed in New Jersey, Minnesota and Montana, an FBI official told FoxNews.com, which first reported the arrests.

One individual was described as part of the LulzSec group, the other part of the group that calls itself Anonymous, the official said.

Cody Kretsinger, a 23-year-old from Phoenix, was charged with conspiracy and the unauthorized impairment of a protected computer, according to the federal indictment unsealed Thursday morning.

In another indictment, Christopher Doyon, 47, of Mountain View, Calif., and Joshua Covelli, 26, of Fairborn, Ohio, were charged with conspiracy to cause intentional damage to a protected computer, causing intentional damage to a protected computer and aiding and abetting.

The indictment says both men participated in a "distributed denial of service" attack on Santa Cruz County, Calif.'s computer servers in 2010, causing them to go offline. It alleges that the attack was carried out by the People's Liberation Front, which is associated with hacking groups such as Anonymous.

Kretsinger, who goes by the online name "recursion," is believed to be a current or former member of LulzSec and is accused of being involved in the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Kretsinger and other coconspirators are accused of using a hacking technique called a SQL injection to obtain confidential information from Sony's computer systems.

According to the indictment, he and coconspirators distributed stolen information by posting it on LulzSec's website before announcing the attack on Twitter.

In order to evade law-enforcement detection, Kretsinger erased the hard drives used to carry out the Sony attack, the indictment said.

He is expected to appear in a Phoenix federal court Thursday afternoon.

Members of the Los Angeles FBI field office also arrested an alleged member of Anonymous in San Francisco. The suspected hacker is homeless and alleged to have been involved in Santa Cruz County government website cyberattacks, an FBI official told FoxNews.com exclusively. That suspect appears to have been Doyon, though this couldn't be immediately confirmed Thursday night.

LulzSec is a splinter group from the “hacktivist” collective Anonymous, a loose collection of cybersavvy activists inspired by WikiLeaks and its head Julian Assange to fight for Internet freedoms — along the way defacing websites, shutting down servers, and scrawling messages across screens web-wide. While Anonymous is largely a politically motivated organization, LulzSec’s attacks were largely done “for the lulz” — Internet slang meaning “for the fun of it.”

Both groups have been targeted by the FBI and international law enforcement agencies in recent months.

In July, FoxNews.com broke the news that 16 alleged Anonymous members had been arrested in the U.S. and the U.K. Several high profile leaders of the group have been arrested since, including two individuals believed to be among the founders of LulzSec — and who shared the online name "Kayla."

The metropolitan police in London arrested the first alleged member of the LulzSec group on June 20, a 19-year-old teen named Ryan Cleary. Subsequent sweeps through Italy and Switzerland in early July led to the arrests of 15 more people, all between the ages of 15 and 28.

The two groups are responsible for a broad spate of digital break-ins targeting governments and large corporations, including Japanese technology giant Sony, the U.S. Senate, telecommunications giant AT&T, Fox.com, and other government and private entities.

source: FoxNews

Two More Arrested as suspects of Lulsec and Anonymous by British Police

British Police arrested two suspects of Anonymous and Lulsec group as part of an International Investigation.

The suspects, ages 24 and 20, were arrested in South Yorkshire and Wiltshire, police said.

They are suspected of conspiring to commit offenses under the Computer Misuse Act of 1990.

"The arrests relate to our enquiries into a series of serious computer intrusions and online denial-of-service attacks recently suffered by a number of multinational companies, public institutions and government and law enforcement agencies in Great Britain and the United States," said Det. Mark Raymond of the Metropolitan Police Service's Central e-Crime Unit.

"We are working to detect and bring before the courts those responsible for these offences, to disrupt such groups, and to deter others thinking of participating in this type of criminal activity."He added.

The name "Kayla" was used in the suspected intrusions, police said in a statement.

Hacking group Lulz Security has claimed responsibility for attacks on targets such as Sony, the CIA and Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency.

Today, Anonymous hacked the Texas Police Chiefs Association for #Antisec.


Anonymous and LulzSec case: UK police fly to US to gather hacking evidence



Summary: Guardian reported that UK police officers have flown to the US to gather evidence of computer hacking that could be used in the prosecution of two UK teenagers suspected of carrying out online attacks on behalf of Anonymous and LulzSec.

18-year-old Jake Davis is suspected by the authorities of being "Topiary" , the public face of the Anonymous and LulzSec hacktivist groups who was arrested earlier this month in the Shetland Islands.

Ryan Clear who was arrested in June, are remanded on police bail, prohibited from accessing the internet via a computer or phone, and have restrictions on their movements.

While neither Davis nor Cleary were at Southwark crown court for a short hearing on Tuesday morning, Judge Nicholas Lorraine-Smith said the co-defendants would need to appear at the court for a plea and case management hearing on 27 January.


It is believed the UK authorities are having to trawl through a large amount of forensic evidence to build their cases.

The FBI declined to comment on whether it has sought the extradition of the pair, whose arrests form part of an ongoing international investigation into a number of online attacks by members of the hacking collective Anonymous and the smaller group LulzSec.

Cleary is charged for DDOS Attack with zombies computers(botnet). He is also alleged to have carried out DDOS attacks against Soca, the British Phonographic Industry's website and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry's website by making or supplying or adapting botnets.  

Davis was charged with five offences including unauthorised computer access and conspiracy to carry out a denial-of-service attack against the Serious Organised Crime Agency's (SOCA) website, which overloaded the site with traffic.


LulzSec has claimed responsibility for online attacks against Soca and the Sun newspaper, as well as targeting US authorities such as the Senate and the CIA.

Peter David Gibson, a 22-year-old student from Hartlepool, was charged in connection with online attacks related to Anonymous last Thursday. US authorities have so far arrested more than 16 people there as part of their investigation into the groups.


#LulzSec hacked Child Porn trading forum and leaked 7000+ accounts

#LulSec done some good work today. He hacked the Child Porn trading forum(densetsu.com) and leaked the account details in pastebin. The site describes its self as “ a site dedicated to asian games and entertainment. Anime Densetsu is an interactive site, which allows you to discover people around the world with similar interests.”

Pastebin Leak:
http://pastebin.com/SCdpTr2d

Source:CyberWarnews

Update:
Someone send me this " The only ones who possessed and uploaded child porn were ANONYMOUS MEMBERS. "

This is what i got in Email:
Hi, the Lulzsec hack of a \"child porn\" site you reported is fake. The hackers uploaded childporn themselves. For proof please see:
http://the-duck-pond-blog.blogspot.com/2011/08/lulzsec-lie.html