LulzSec: Still Crazy After All These Weeks

It’s been less than a month since Lulz Security (lulzsec) called it quits. While their Twitter feed never entirely went quiet, it seemed as if the Dementoes of DDOS had tired of the spotlight and sailed off. Things certainly seemed a little strange on Sunday night when @lulzsec roared back to life. My brief conversation with The Mrs. went a little something like this:

“Huh. LulzSec is Tweeting again. A lot.”

“Really? What about?”

“They seem to be doing a running commentary about a car chase on TV.”

“Um… Okay. You saw that double rainbow, too.”

“Yeah. Twitter’s gonna Fail Whale for sure. Something big is up.”Murdochcropped

It was of little surprise to watchers today when the website for tabloid newspaper The Sun was redirected to a false story reporting the death of owner Rupert Murdoch. Later, The Sun was directed to LulzSec’s own Twitter feed. Obviously, this little prank is the tip of the iceberg. LAN admins at The Sun will probably not have a clue as to the true extent of the breach until their user data shows up on the Internet. LulzSec is claiming to have also “wrecked” News International’s DNS servers. If pattern follows, look for a torrent upload in the near future with x-thousand usernames and passwords from Murdoch’s media empire.

lulz-proxseasAs to the reason of Lulz Boat’s return? LulzSec tweets:

“Thank you for the love tonight. I know we quit, but we couldn’t sit by with our wine watching this walnut-faced Murdoch clowning around.”

Maybe those hundreds of thousands of “professional” reporters who unfollowed Lulz Security’s Twitter immediately after they announced an end to their campaign will get a wake up call. Egads… This Is Internet! Get it or get off!
Personally, I’d prefer the latter. The ‘Net makes us all reporters. All they do these days is dumb it down and tart it up to sell commercials. We don’t need you anymore. “Professionals” indeed!

Tangent? What tangent? Today we celebrate the return of chaos and spectacle. Low Orbit Ion Cannon fire!

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