There has been quite a lot of ‘hacking’ going on lately, with the activities of LulzSec and Anonymous being the primary troublemakers. Tens of thousands of online email and forum account details have been leaked to the public.
I am an advocate of using a password generator and unique random passwords to keep myself as secure as possible. Though there is no guarantee that I’m not susceptible, it is less likely with a good password system. Check out Lastpass, or KeepassX to get started on locking down your online identity!
While you do that with your 1000 online accounts, have a read of the articles below about a new virtual war that has been called against all governments, corporations, and big banks.
With Wikileaks supplying the world with tons of evidence of global corruption at the heart of our political and financial systems, there is definately a wind of change in the air for more transparent leadership.
It will be interesting to see how successful the hackers will be with make concrete, and positive changes in governments and big companies.
Lulzsec and Anonymous have just declared full open war against all governments, banks and big corporations in the world. They are calling all hackers in the world to unite. Their objective is to fully expose all corruption and dark secrets:
The day right after this announcement, the supposed ‘leader’ of Lulzsec has been arrested in the UK. LulzSec as a collective online presence, has denied it was their leader, but a 19 year old that helped run an IRC chatroom.
After declaring war against all governments Sunday night in Operation Anti-Security (#AntiSec), hacktivist group LulzSec has spent all Tuesday morning in a battle repudiating various media claims, coincidentally all UK related.
In response to reports that one of their own was arrested by Scotland Yard in Essex, UK, the hacker group has tweeted, “Seems the glorious leader of LulzSec got arrested, it’s all over now… wait… we’re all still here! Which poor bastard did they take down?”
The group then countered the specific claim that the suspect, Essex nineteen year old Ryan Cleary, is involved with LulzSec with “Ryan Cleary is not part of LulzSec; we house one of our many legitimate chatrooms on his IRC server, but that’s it,” from the group’s official Twitter account.
“Clearly the UK police are so desperate to catch us that they’ve gone and arrested someone who is, at best, mildly associated with us. Lame.,” the account went on.
- Suspected LulzSec mastermind arrested in UK (digitaltrends.com)
- 19-Year-Old LulzSec Member (Maybe) Arrested (newser.com)
- Hacker Groups Lulzsec and Anonymous Unite Against Corrupt Governments and Banks (stevebeckow.com)