LulzSec on a Rampage
Hacker collective Lulz Security, aka LulzSec, have taken down three high-profile targets today, with more to come from community requests.
By Pete Davison
June 14, 2011 — Hacker collective LulzSec, or as it calls itself, "the world's leaders in high-quality entertainment at your expense," has so far taken down three sets of servers today -- those belonging to CCP's EVE Online, Escapist Magazine and Minecraft.
The group's agenda isn't entirely clear right now, besides this tweet, which claims "we did it because they couldn't stop us." Today's targets don't appear to have a common thread, besides being video game related. Presumably the group is trying to make a point about lackluster security, and clearly believes that it is both above the law and able to do anything it wants. The group has even been brazen enough to set up a phone number for the community to request new "targets."
LulzSec has also claimed responsibility for attacks on Sony Pictures, PBS.org, Fox.com and Bethesda in recent weeks.
If you are a user of one of the affected services, be sure to change your login details once the group finishes having its "fun." According to Notch on Twitter, Minecraft is now back up. The Escapist and EVE Online still appear to be down at the time of writing.
This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as LulzSec On a Rampage