[ISN] Hackers Select a New Target: Other Hackers

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 00:22:45 -0700 (MST)

The New York Times
July 4, 2011

The hackers, calling themselves the A-Team, assembled a trove of private 
information and put it online for all to see: names, aliases, addresses, 
phone numbers, even details about family members and girlfriends.

But their targets were not corporate executives, government officials or 
clueless bank customers. They were other hackers.

And in trying to unmask the identities of the members of a group known 
as Lulz Security, the A-Team was aiming to take them down a peg — and, 
indirectly, to help law enforcement officials lock them up.

The core members of Lulz Security “lack the skill to do anything more 
than go after the low-hanging fruit,” the A-Team sneered in its posting 
last month.

In recent weeks, attacks on companies like Sony and government sites 
like senate.gov have raised concerns about increasingly organized and 
brazen hackers. On Monday, a Twitter account for Fox News was hijacked.


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