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LulzSec and Anonymous Announce #AntiSec Campaign

LulzSec and Anonymous Announce #AntiSec Campaign

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 listed Anonymous 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.

Lulz Security
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).
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So LulzSec finally joins the political fight of Anonymous. Good for them.

Let's hope this'll actually mean something instead of breaking down. We don't want LulzSec to gain more news coverage by hacking some random gaming-related website. I'm going to take a guess and say that THQ is it's next target.

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It will be interesting to see how all of this unfolds... will Lulzsec finally be taken seriously??? To be continued...

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I going to reiterate what I posted about them before: I would like them to do something that will benefit our global society--help humankind. With that being said, I would like them to take down organized crime syndicates, NOT take down ANTI-organized agencies. Take on the mafia, yakuza, triads, and the like.... For that matter, take down Al Qaeda!! I realize Al Qaeda doesn't have the most sophisticated network, still take down confirmed news media, websites that support global terrorists activities linked to Al Qaeda. Now, wouldn't that be a challenge worth taking up?

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omegadoom13:
I would like them to take down organized crime syndicates, NOT take down ANTI-organized agencies. Take on the mafia, yakuza, triads, and the like.... For that matter, take down Al Qaeda!! I realize Al Qaeda doesn't have the most sophisticated network, still take down confirmed news media, websites that support global terrorists activities linked to Al Qaeda. Now, wouldn't that be a challenge worth taking up?

How are they supposed to take down the mafia, triads and yakuza when they don't have any websites or a visible public presence. There's only much one group can do. And to take down the Mafia's one person has to either find out the identity of the guy in general so anonymous can do it's thing, or do something Anonymous like. Again, it's hard for Anonymous to take down the mafia.

It's also hard for Anonymous to take down Al Queda because even if they did take down their websites or a news source of theirs, It's not going to stop their daily operation. They have a system where they can acquire weapons and explosives, where they can execute plans and where they can hide any of their own for a prolonged period of time. You think a few websites (that may not contain any sensitive information) would matter to Al Queda? If Anonymous existed in 2001 and they managed to take down the websites of Al Queda then it wouldn't make a difference; the 9/11 attacks would of still happened regardless of their intervention.

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i wouldnt want to make these guys mad at all, they can mess you up in a hurry.

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HA, wow. I can really see where the world is going now :). It would be pretty funny to see a country face another country over the internet in a full out war(just saying Big Smile)... But it wouldn't be good for anyone but funny...

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Seriously guys? This sounds like someone trying to give the government reason to dig their claws in further. Now they have real examples of the "terrorists" that would steal our personal data, and a real "need" for greater Internet "security" and laws. These guys are only making matters worse, what with their half-cocked terms and phrases. If Anonymous has actually joined forces with LulzSucs, I have just lost respect for Anonymous.

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