The LulzSec hackers have struck again – this time hacking SpecialForces.com, which apparently sells military-type merchandise to police and members of the armed forces.
The hackers claim they broke into the firm’s server and swiped the encryption keys. “We then wrote a few simple functions to recover the cleartext passwords, credit card numbers, and expiration dates to all their customers' cards,” according to a LulzSec statement quoted by TG Daily.
TG Daily also reports that the hackers released a statement that was filled with sarcastic comments to the customer base.
"What's that, officer? You get a kick out of pepper-spraying peaceful protesters in public parks? You like to recreationally taser kids? You have a fetish for putting people in plastic zip ties?" LulzSec said in the statement.
LulzSec adds the theft took place a few months ago, and it now has some 14,000 passwords and 8,000 credit card numbers. ??
In their statement, LulzSec attacked the elites of the world, and claimed to be “secretaries, ... janitors, … babysitters, … IT guys, … bus drivers, … maids, your hard-working, driven and determined fellow humans,” according to the TG Daily report.
It was just this summer when Scotland Yard believed it had arrested a teenager who was acting as a spokesman for the Lulz Security hacking group.
Anonymous and LulzSec allegedly made a number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against international businesses, intelligence agencies and other entities, Scotland Yard said in a July 27, 2011 statement.
Some of their targets have been the Church of Scientology, the music industry (such as Sony), and financial companies such as Visa and MasterCard (News - Alert), The Associated Press said. Other targets are suspected to be media outlets such as Fox News, The Sun, and the U.S. Public Broadcasting Service, according to TMCnet. LulzSec also took down a site belonging to the Central Intelligence Agency, according to TMCnet.
LulzSec is believed to be a spin off from Anonymous, The AP reported.
Ed Silverstein is a TMCnet contributor. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Rich Steeves