In past we reported that a group calling them selves the LulzSec got their hands on the complete list of the soon to be shown Fox show X-Factor. They are at it again, this time with a sense of humor. Over the past weekend they where nice enough to bring both 2Pac and Biggie Smalls back to life care of PBS. The interesting part is instead of just their normal games, ie posting private info online they did a full story on them being alive still.
They started out by stating all the info on them still being alive was kept in a diary of someone who just died and the information was being sent to the US. New Zealand sadly which would have had a GIANT boom in tourism now is feeling the blunt of the joke. Reports are coming in that this “attack” was in response to an early showing of Frontlines WikiLeaks which portrayed it in a negative light. Before anything even started they took to PasteBin with this message:
Greetings, Internets. We just finished watching WikiSecrets and were less than impressed. We decided to sail our Lulz Boat over to the PBS servers for further… perusing. As you should know by now, not even that fancy-ass fortress from the third shitty Pirates of the Caribbean movie (first one was better!) can withhold our barrage of chaos and lulz. Anyway, unnecessary sequels aside… wait, actually: second and third Matrix movies sucked too! Anyway, say hello to the insides of the PBS servers, folks. They best watch where they’re sailing next time.
This attack which was the second in 3 attacks that happened against PBS that night keeps shedding a light on how lax major corporations are when it comes to their security. Later on that night showing that it still had access to PBS’s back end this picture was uploaded and then posted all over Twitter.
Interestingly enough PBS wasn’t the only company hit over this holiday weekend. Lockhead Martin who is the world’s largest aerospace manufacturer was also hit this week. However while in the process of being “attacked” they were able to thwart the attempt which was trying to break into their sensitive data areas.