Lulz Security hackers launch telephone request line

Lulz Security hackers launch telephone request line

Summary: Lulz Security has become so infamous and knows it that the international hacker group is setting up a telephone request line.

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Lulz Security has become so infamous and knows it that the international hacker group is setting up a telephone request line.

Lulz has popped up in the news repeatedly in the last two months after several major hits on government, business and entertainment websites and servers. A few that might ring a bell include recent attacks on United States Senate emails, Nintendo and Sony. (That last one just can't seem to catch a break.)

Now the "hacktivist" group has posted a hotline to its official Twitter page that fans or whomever can call and request whom they'd like to see hacked and/or taken down next. It sounds rather vicious, but popular nonetheless. Lulz Security tweeted that it has already received 5,000 missed calls and 2,500 voicemail messages as of Tuesday night.

Why the sudden solicitation of hacking requests? BBC News reports that it has to do with something Lulz calls "Titanic Takeover Tuesday."

The organisations and companies that it targets are often portrayed as having acted against the interests of citizens or consumers.

Most of the stings involve denial-of-service attacks, with recent hits on several gaming sites - most notably League of Legends and the Iceland-based EVE Online games.

If Lulz Security only plans to hit up groups (at least based on requests) on Tuesdays, that gives everyone else six days to beef up their own security measures now.

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  • RE: Lulz Security hackers launch telephone request line

    Here's a request: How about you DDoS each other? Lulz ceased being funny weeks ago.
    The one and only, Cylon Centurion
    • RE: Lulz Security hackers launch telephone request line

      @Cylon Centurion

      While they're causing major trouble for lovers of internet freedom, and their acts are clearly illegal, and they will probably get caught, they're still hilarious and much appreciated in the case of Sony who is bullying George "Geohot" Hotz.
      josh92
      • RE: Lulz Security hackers launch telephone request line

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        MichelSimon
  • RE: Lulz Security hackers launch telephone request line

    Calling and giving Lulz your phone#... brilliant.
    deusXmchna
    • RE: Lulz Security hackers launch telephone request line

      @deusXmchna

      Maybe I'm paranoid but that was pretty much my first thought as well.
      josh92
    • RE: Lulz Security hackers launch telephone request line

      @deusXmchna
      That's why you call from a pay phone. DUH...
      The &quot;V&quot;
      • RE: Lulz Security hackers launch telephone request line

        @The "V" or just buy a pre-paid att, t-mob, or other GSM prepaid phone and use it for the one call.
        nix_hed
      • RE: Lulz Security hackers launch telephone request line

        @The "V" OR just use iCall from your iPhone to call using a generic number :D
        MrElectrifyer
  • RE: Lulz Security hackers launch telephone request line

    And if no one manages to catch them after they've opened up a freakin' call-in request line and publicly advertised when they're going to be hitting their next targets, my hope for any form of cybersecurity in the future will be crushed. The U.S. is monitoring every overseas phone call in the world with ECHELON but Lulz can hit the Senate and have a call-in number? This is crazy.
    jgm@...
    • RE: Lulz Security hackers launch telephone request line

      @jgm@...

      Not that they're the paragon of internet freedom fighters but still, if they don't get caught I'll view it as a victory for the american people and a victory for the future of hacktivism. In the future the hackers will be the new guerilla freedom fighters and the government will be Big Brother, this is unavoidable (unless or until sentient machines take over (I'm not kidding here) ).
      josh92
  • RE: Lulz Security hackers launch telephone request line

    Its nice to stick it to the man but PBS? Really? That's like breaking into an old ladies house and then running an ad in a local newspaper that you should get a better lock on your door or your next. (Hence them being called schoolboys).
    whitey725
  • Matrix???

    Maybe Lulz is Morpheous and he's looking for Neo... If that is true, then this is the Matrix... How prophetic... Mr. Anderson, get me the hell outta here!!!
    leeaz383
  • RE: Lulz Security hackers launch telephone request line

    Wow ethics have gone right out the window. I get pissed off at you so I destroy you and everyone else who wishes to deal with you. I wonder if you would think it was so amusing if it destroyed your job or your family.
    dellalowe
  • RE: Lulz Security hackers launch telephone request line

    Lulz has chinese origin
    gundam_0083
  • RE: Lulz Security hackers launch telephone request line

    Perhaps their next target should be Sallie Mae, wipe out all the student loans or the credit unions, give everyon AAA credit. That would be a Robin Hood event!
    Blasted Technology
  • RE: Lulz Security hackers launch telephone request line

    Ya' know... you may be on to somethin'!
    mlashinsky@...
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