LulzSec and Anonymous have declared cyberwar on just about everyone. Well, only government and corporations, but still.
The news comes from Twitter
and a manifesto posted on pastebin
. Of course, although LulzSec
in its Tweet, there's be no statement.
#AntiSec begins today: pastebin.com/9KyA0E5v Prepare yourselves. Join us, join #Anonymous, join the fleet - become a lulz lizard.
Here's what LulzSec said in their pastebin manifesto:
Salutations Lulz Lizards,
As we're aware, the government and whitehat security terrorists across the world continue to dominate and control our Internet ocean. Sitting pretty on cargo bays full of corrupt booty, they think it's acceptable to condition and enslave all vessels in sight. Our Lulz Lizard battle fleet is now declaring immediate and unremitting war on the freedom-snatching moderators of 2011.
Welcome to Operation Anti-Security (#AntiSec) - we encourage any vessel, large or small, to open fire on any government or agency that crosses their path. We fully endorse the flaunting of the word "AntiSec" on any government website defacement or physical graffiti art. We encourage you to spread the word of AntiSec far and wide, for it will be remembered. To increase efforts, we are now teaming up with the Anonymous collective and all affiliated battleships.
Whether you're sailing with us or against us, whether you hold past grudges or a burning desire to sink our lone ship, we invite you to join the rebellion. Together we can defend ourselves so that our privacy is not overrun by profiteering gluttons. Your hat can be white, gray or black, your skin and race are not important. If you're aware of the corruption, expose it now, in the name of Anti-Security.
Top priority is to steal and leak any classified government information, including email spools and documentation. Prime targets are banks and other high-ranking establishments. If they try to censor our progress, we will obliterate the censor with cannonfire anointed with lizard blood.
It's now or never. Come aboard, we're expecting you...
History begins today.
The first #AntiSec target appears to have been the U.K.’s Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA). In another Tweet, LulzSec announced
that SOCA's Web site was “Tango Down,” meaning it had been taken offline by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
While we're not necessarily fans of them randomly taking down websites, if they are truly exposing corruption, that's something different. It sounds a little like WikiLeaks, though, and we know how that worked out (though LulzSec is a fan of WikiLeaks