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LulzSec Falsely Reported Hacking UK Government And Being Arrested

LulzSec Falsely Reported Hacking UK Government And Being Arrested

Added: Friday, July 1st, 2011
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Ridiculous Criminal Trials
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The rumors have been circulating for the last couple days that hacker group LulzSec was proved to be involved in hacking the government of the United Kingdom. All those headlines continued with a report of a supposed arrest of one of the group’s members. However, LulzSec denied both rumours last week.


Some dramatic news regarding LulzSec emerged a few days ago, including the story about worldwide known hacker group hacking and obtaining the latest UK census information. In fact, a lot of reputable outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, reported this news, which was followed by even more dramatic story about a member of LulzSec being arrested. The second story was again published on popular news outlets, such as CBS and ZDNET and the Associated Press. However, it turns out that none of these stories was true!

In response to the news and online discussions, the hacker group denied all of them on Tweeter, saying that if the leader of the group had got arrested, they wouldn’t have still been online. But the group encouraged the news outlets to keep publishing fake LulzSec news, as this helped hackers to find out the respectable media. In case there was some other group that managed to steal UK government data and was taken for LulzSec, they congratulated those guys.

Thus far, it is unclear where the rumours came from, but it didn’t come as a big surprise for many, because there are too many media outlets reporting the same story. One of the sources pointed to a UK police site in its story about LulzSec member being arrested. But it turned out that the original police report didn’t mention the name of LulzSec, but only said that a 19-year-old had been arrested on suspicion of being involved in network intrusions and DDoS attacks against a few international businesses. The arrest in question was made in cooperation with the FBI.

Actually, if one looks at the police report, they would realize it was quite an easy mistake to make for many news outlets. The reason is that hackers groups like LulzSec and Anonymous have been making lots of headlines for both hacking and DDoS attacks within recent months. And the report describes the hacker group whose member was arrested like it was LulzSec. However, simple checking of the group’s Twitter feed made clear that LulsSec had nothing to do with both hacking the UK government and being arrested.

July 1st,2011

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Date:  Friday, July 1st, 2011

Comments (5) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2011-07-02 05:10:06)
WCKicksAss avatarSo, whats true and whats not. Uhh, Did lulzsec hack anything or was it all a lie? I Dont get it... I guess everything was legit except the hacking oF the UK Goverment

posted by (2011-07-02 06:57:53)
Snoop_ThuG avatarWCKicksAss hahahha ...

posted by ET loverSuperman (2011-07-02 14:08:37)
tonymengela avatarWell here is the truth Hackers don't really want to be famous do they? Simple reason being that prison time always follows fame when being a hacker. Look how fame is working for terrorists, does it not paint a target on their head and makes their exploits even harder to perform. To all you nube hackers listen close, They are passing legislation and even some acts include this that hacking can be considered terrorism. I am not saying lay down, I am saying be smart, pick your targets, and always plan for a rough road ahead. Hollywood paints a false picture of fame and it is by design. Believe me these reporters know when they print false stories and misleading info, it is planned. It is designed to get a reaction, there fore leaving a trail to follow.

posted by ET lovermen (2011-07-02 19:13:00)
brods73 avatarphew i didnt fill in my census lol

posted by (2011-07-04 13:49:25)
No avatarhi gayes.pls some 1 upload a Logo Design Studio with creck.tnx

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