Widget Created; Checks If LulzSec Has Leaked Your Email

As you are probably aware, hacktivist group LulzSec has been extremely busy the last few weeks. Over the last five weeks, the group has exposed the email addresses and other information of about 150,000 users. If you're concerned that your information may be among the data harvested, there's an app for that.

Yes, there is an app, but it's not a mobile one. Instead, it is a widget, embedded below. All you have to do is enter your email address and it will tell you if your email address exists in any of the information that LulzSec has harvested.

Among the organizations that have been hacked by LulzSec are PBS, Sony, an FBI-affiliated website, the CIA, Bethesda Softworks, Eve Online, Escapist Magazine (gaming) and the list seems to go on and on.

If you're concerned that this in and of itself might be a hack, good for you. That is a valid concern. However, our friends at The Next Web assure us that the developer, who wants to remain anonymous in fear or reprisal from LulzSec, is legitimate and on the up-and-up.

We are also going assume that if LulzSec posts any new information, this tool will be updated to match. Let's hope so as that group isn't having trouble finding a lot of sites to hack, especially since they just opened their telephone hotline.

LulzSec seems to respond to Tweets as well; they hacked the CIA after being challenged to do so by a Twitter user.

Tags:  Hackers, LulzSec
Via:  The Next Web
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