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I like how it doesn't explain who the CEO is, like Americans are familiar with this foreign name.
Why is Karim Hijazi a name not fit for CEO?
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All he had to do was enable 2-step verification on his Google Apps account... Security company that reuses simple passwords...
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saying that they tried to extort for money is probably true, but seeing how Lulzsec is, they did it humorously just AS Geohot did with Sony with his statement, though even then that was a little gray.
Seeing as how their group name is Lulz....they have gotten the lulz from lots of people it seem from this thread if they read it.

They were going to release the data even if the CEO agreed to it.

http://blogs.csoonline.com/1541/lulz...e_the_grownups
Dude believes there are more mature ways to exposing security flaws. I believe him, but to make a more lasting impact on security something like what Lulzsec is doing is bound to happen. Seeing how it is happening now, companies will put more effort into securities.
A bad analogy would be a bank robber, robbing a bank, the bank sees flaws in security and beefs it up.
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Yeah I doubt it was about the money, nevertheless, trying to pick up that money or giving a bank account would only lead to the FBI putting you in cuffs...

I doubt an organization with the audacity to target the FBI is really that stupid, come on!

It's not even 1% about the money, not even, that had to be a joke..

Some people just have no clue what Social Engineering really is...
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All this hacking is rather interesting actually, not really interested in doing it, but I'm interested to see how everything eventually pans out.

I think Lulz are going the wrong way about all of this, I dont think they wanted money however.

I would compare them (lulz) to a dog with a bone. I hold the bone (companies holding all their information) and keep teasing the dog (companies pretty much pissing people off, i.e. the Sony thing) then eventually the dog gets annoyed and bites me, and steals the bone while it's at it (data being stolen). Eventually the dog will get bored and be done with it...or on the flip side it will just find someone else who has a bone, and steal that too!

p.s forgive me for the terrible analogy...sometimes I feel like making stuff up like that
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I'm not surprised. People want the easiest way to make money these days.
These days? You mean since the advent of wealth?

Who wants the harder way to make money?
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it took 10 years to find Bin Laden

I've been following their twitter, I don't get the impression they are in it for the cash but who knows...

Part of me thinks what they are doing is wrong and sure if they are caught they should be punished appropriately, but part of me also likes to see big corporations get screwed over for a change!

Also who's to say these guys are US citizens, they might be in Russia where I very much doubt extradition is a likely outcome
Fixed.

I dont really see how Sony or any corporation / Govt agency getting hacked equals them getting screwed over. All it really does, especially in the corporate world, is cause them to put prices up to cover the cost of fixing the issue. The vast majority of consumers will not stop using / buying products or services because of this sort of breach.
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Because Hijazi had used the same password on the InfraGard site that he used on his personal Gmail account and his corporate Google Apps account, the hackers were easily able to spy on his personal and business activities.
IMO, and yes i know many people do this type of thing..... but still.... never mix business pleasure in anyway shape or form

disgusted about the extortion tho....
Edited by Jamar16 - 6/6/11 at 8:48pm
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Theres no actual proof that it was the Lulzsec group, just someone(s) using the name :/
    
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SWF Videos Files

*Right-Click and Select "Play" to start movie.

i can't believe the hackers were dumb enough to think it might work.
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