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The Lulz ship is busy firing its DDoS "cannons" at hapless gamers.  (Source: LulzSec)

The group claims to infected users of 4Chan's "random" (/b/) board to use as a botnet for DDoS attacks.  (Source: StarCraft Mazter)
Group is waiting to address more takedown requests, says DDoS attacks aren't real hacks

Legendary griefers LulzSec ("Lulz Security") -- the self-proclaimed "concentrated-success" of 4Chan's 2005-era /b/ message board -- don't seem overly concerned about being "hunted down" by 2011-era /b/ fans ("damn furries" or "/b/tards" as LulzSec calls them). Fans flocked to the message board upset about LulzSec's attacks on popular gaming services like EVE Online.

The group proclaimed on Tuesday:

Call into 614-LULZSEC and pick a target and we'll obliterate it. Nobody wants to mess with The Lulz Cannon - take aim for us, twitter. #FIRE

In addition to attacks on League of LegendsEVE Online, and Minecraft, the group attacked gaming magazine The Escapist, and government-software contractor Finfisher, as we summarize here.

But the group also let slip that it's waiting on 8 phone requests for additional targets.  It's unclear whether the group will hit those targets today, or take a break from firing its DDoS "cannon".

LulzSec implied in one tweet that it's infecting 4Chan users and using their machines in a distributed denial of service (DDoS) botnet.  The group writes:

The best part about making 50% of all /b/tards our bots is that they leave their daddy's laptops on 24/7, more bandwidth for us. :3

The fact that the group is taking phone calls at a time when they've attacked the U.S. government from several angles is rather bold -- some would say foolish.  Clearly the art of phone obfuscation is not dead, given that no arrests have been made yet, despite the group's active call line, which is surely being observed by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and others.

DDoS hacks aren't "official" hacks according to the band of bandits.  They state:

We didn't hack any games, we just DDoS'd them with our not-to-be-messed-with Lulz Cannon. :D We did hack these though:

We'll keep you updated on who gets hacked/DDoSed next "for the lulz".

Update: Wed. June 15, 2011 12:50 p.m. --

It appears that LulzSec has taken down the server for MMORPG Heroes of Newerth (a game very similar to World of Warcraft).  The group mocks that Defense of the Ancients ("DotA") custom scenario for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos "is better."

The group also posted to Twitter that it's preparing for another EVE Online attack.

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OK, now they're just being d1cks...
By Motoman on 6/15/2011 10:38:06 AM , Rating: 4
Hack Sony? Sure - that poster child of DRM and tech arrogance needed a good smack in the face.

PBS? Mmmm...well...

Eve Online? Minecraft? What? Why? What purpose does that serve?

There's no political or consumer agenda to be pursued at Eve Online et al. Lulzsec just lost their validity.

RE: OK, now they're just being d1cks...
By Iaiken on 6/15/2011 10:48:31 AM , Rating: 5

The website was the victim of a distributed denial of service attack today; consequently, worker productivity in the IT and engineering departments of the world increased by 12%.


RE: OK, now they're just being d1cks...
By BugblatterIII on 6/15/2011 2:15:24 PM , Rating: 5
If they took down facebook we'd probably solve world hunger!

By SAmely on 6/15/2011 3:06:33 PM , Rating: 2
The people who spend exorbitant amounts of time on Facebook would probably not redirect their attention to something useful. To think that would be a fallacy.

By Gondor on 6/16/2011 5:12:04 AM , Rating: 1
Hear hear. Now that would be some great "lulz".

RE: OK, now they're just being d1cks...
By borismkv on 6/15/2011 12:21:23 PM , Rating: 2
Who says hacking has to have a political or consumer agenda? They've already said that they do it for the lulz. And seriously, online games need to start beefing their security big time anyway. I'm waiting for them to hack WoW.

And did they lose their validity because their not hacktivists, or because they've attacked the holy ground of Anonymous?

By BZDTemp on 6/15/2011 2:30:42 PM , Rating: 2
Who says hacking has to have a political or consumer agenda? They've already said that they do it for the lulz. And seriously, online games need to start beefing their security big time anyway. I'm waiting for them to hack WoW.

Are you the type of person that get off on other peoples misfortune or what is your problem?

You do realize that the ones paying the bill for that beefed up security is the users!? Plus it's likely to not only be costly but also make login and so on more cumbersome.

RE: OK, now they're just being d1cks...
By Motoman on 6/15/2011 2:48:24 PM , Rating: 1
Who says hacking has to have a political or consumer agenda?

Before they were painting themselves as sort of hacktivist Robin Hoods.

Now they're just jackasses.

By FaaR on 6/15/2011 3:51:12 PM , Rating: 3
They were always jackasses right from the start, anyone who ever thought otherwise was a blind fool. They're doing exactly what a bunch of childish sociopaths with delusions of grandeur would be expected to do; wreck things for no particular reason.

By EricMartello on 6/20/2011 12:15:12 AM , Rating: 2
Hack WoW? Not gonna happen. There's really no way they can do anything other than possibly phish a few kids' accounts - at best they can DDoS a realm or two. The game is too big and has more advanced security than any other MMO out there. I'm sure the chinese have been trying to hack it for years since WoW gold is their bread and butter.

By icanhascpu on 6/15/2011 5:04:03 PM , Rating: 2
HERD DURP. Its for the lulz. Your terms of validity are invalid.

By infidel01 on 6/19/2011 1:16:36 PM , Rating: 2
Lol, everyone seems to forget what hackers are, people who have gotten up to do something about the things they don't like. They don't care if you think what they are doing is justfiable. The wild west is a good thing to call it. Everyone on the internet has a gun, you just need to know how to use it and not have one used on you. They have no need to meet your demands of reason, they have you all doing exactly what they need, generating fake news. The fact that they are doing something about it should be the point, as we all know attacking people is wrong, we should be looking for the cause of what got these people mad enough to start shooting in the first place.

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