Human Demonology: LulzSec and the Betrayal of Sabu
not gonna go off on too much of a rant, but based on all the evidence that has been presented in articles and released documents, the feds could have moved in a lot sooner then they did. Sabu and the demise of lulzsec are providing a convenient and perfectly timed smoke screen …what was to be a huge strike to corporate America, Operation Black March has been almost entirely forgotten and replaced with the “snitch files” and unlimited amounts of articles about Sabu and what this does and doesn’t mean to Anonymous… in short what it does mean is operation black march has been hushed and silenced by a perfectly timed fbi sting.
P. Emerson Williams writes on Modern Mythology:
LulzSec are the Daily Mail readers’ wet dream and were probably dreamt up and promoted by like/right-minded journalists in the service of the Stazi State. —The Guardian Comment 29 June 2011 6:09AM
Last year was marked by a seeming endless thread of DDOS attacks and new video declarations, tying in or not, intersecting or not with boots on the ground protesting across the cities of the West. Common wisdom among anti-authoritarian types was that the establishment was too big and lumbering to ever catch up with or even understand any of this. (Also see: the “piracy” issue.) Large financial institutions, big media and government looked form the outside to be playing whack-a-mole, running defense against the actions of Anonymous and Wikileaks.
Recent acts of Anonymous, or more specifically Lulzsec include the interception and release of an FBI conference call, and a dump of five million emails exchanged between emplyees of intelligence firm Stratfor, the publication of which by WikiLeaks made headlines. Not the massive coverage the Cablegate release garnered, but after the loss of the Bank of America documents in a manner suspicious to all but the most credulous, this is understandable. The fact that these emails were supplied by Lulzsec did make the ears of conspiracy spotter prick up. This cooperation between Anonymous and Wikileaks fit the narrative that has both parties being part of a massive psyop …
Anonymous claim they were infiltrated
last updated 10:57 02/03/2012
People identifying themselves as activists in the Anonymous hacker movement said on Wednesday it wasn’t technical prowess but police infiltration that yielded 25 arrests in a sweep in Europe and South America.
In conversations in an online chat room where Spanish-speaking activists in the Americas and Spain regularly gather, they said nearly all of those arrested had been active on a single website used by the group.
Among those detained were a Spaniard known by the online nickname “Pacotron” or “Thunder,” according to Spanish police and a communique issued by Anonymous Iberoamerica, which said he lives in Malaga.
The statement by the loosely organised collective’s Spanish-language branch identified another of those arrested as a Spaniard known as “Troy” who it said owned computer servers in “such distant places as Slovakia and Romania.”
Interpol, which announced the arrests Tuesday, did not say how it encountered the 25 suspects, who it says were involved in cyberattacks originating from Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain that targeted sites including Colombia’s defense ministry and presidency and Chile’s Endesa electricity company and national library.
Activists encountered in the chat room said some of those arrested belonged to a group of hackers called Sector404 while others were unsophisticated activists who took part in denial-of-service attacks, which overwhelm websites with data requests.
“The GREAT majority of those implicated were people inhabiting the servers of anonworld.info, something that disconcerts us,” said the activist “Skao,” who identified herself as a law student.
In the communique released on its blog, Anonymous Iberoamerica said the 25 were snared not through “intelligence work or informatics strategy” but rather through “the use of spies and informants within the movement.”
The activists said many of those arrested had been careless, leaving digital tracks.
A spokeswoman for Chile’s chief prosecutor, Marlis Pfeiffer, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that authorities had released the five people arrested there in the sweep, two of whom were 17-year-olds. Anonymous Iberoamerica said three of them were computer science students, one a programmer and one a Colombian.
Pfeiffer said investigators were examining computers confiscated from the five to determine if criminal charges will be filed but were encountering difficulties, presumably encrypted data.
An Argentine police official said Wednesday that 10 adults were still being detained. The official said he had no further information and spoke on condition he not be further identified. Anonymous Iberoamerica said those arrested in Argentina included Colombians and that many were minors.
The arrests followed an investigation begun in mid-February and also led to the seizure of 250 items of IT equipment in 15 cities, according to Interpol, the international police agency that announced them.
Anonymous activists deface websites, carrying out denial-of-service attacks and publish data obtained in computer break-ins.
They are engaged in a number of political causes, including opposition to the global clampdown on file-sharing sites and defence of the secret-spilling site WikiLeaks. The Vatican has also been a target.
In Brazil, Anonymous hacktivists attacked nine banks last month.
Elsewhere in Latin America, they have targeted government agencies and ministries they claim are corrupt.
“We hope you understand and reveal that we are not hackers on steroids. We are activists and what happens in the world matters to us,” said Skao.
Authorities in Europe, North America and elsewhere have made dozens of arrests of Anonymous activists. In response, the group has increasingly attacked law enforcement, military and intelligence-linked targets.
Anonymous has no real membership structure. Hackers, activists, and supporters can claim allegiance to its freewheeling principles at their convenience, so it’s unclear what impact the arrests will have.
Using the internet lands ‘hacker’ back in prison
motherfucking sellout…this story makes me angry..poor kid.
The alleged computer hacker Ryan Cleary is back behind bars after breaking his bail conditions by using the internet.
Mr Cleary, 19, is accused of being a member of the hacktivist group LulzSec as it carried out a series of attacks on targets including the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency, the CIA and News International.
A court heard that he had contacted the former LulzSec leader Hector Xavier Monsegur four times. Mr Cleary’s lawyer said the internet had been the “whole life” of his client, who has Asperger’s syndrome, and the conversation was merely social.
Defence counsel Ben Cooper applied to Southwark Crown Court to have the decision overturned after Mr Cleary admitted breaching his bail at Basildon magistrates’ court. But the application was refused by Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith.