Monday, June 13, 2011

U.S. Senate Website Gets Hacked

Andrew Morse and Ian Sherr write in the Wall Street Journal:

A hacker group that has claimed attacks on media and law-enforcement affiliates extended its month-long cyber mischief Monday, boasting that it had cracked the U.S. Senate's website.

The group, Lulz Security, posted on its own website a configuration file for the Senate's main website. The material in the file suggests sensitive information was not breached, but does indicate Lulz Security infiltrated the Senate's website.

"This is a small, just-for-kicks release of some internal data from," Lulz Security said in a news release. "Is this an act of war, gentlemen?"

The group appeared to be referencing a recent Wall Street Journal article that reported the Pentagon considered some forms of computer sabotage constituted warfare.

More here.


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