A company that provides identity protection services is sifting through the data released by hackers over the holiday weekend and and they're detailing what hackers were able to steal from Stratfor, a security think tank.
If you haven't heard, hackers who claim an affiliation with the group Anonymous broke into the servers of Stratfor, made public some data and used some of the stolen credit card numbers to, in some cases, make charitable donations.
Over the past few weeks, Lulzsec has become a common name. It's a group of hackers much in the vein of their better-known cousins Anonymous. Today, Lulzsec struck again: this time they took responsibility for hacking into Arizona Department of Public Safety computers, stealing and then releasing hundreds of files.
Today, British police said they arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with distributed denial of service attacks on, among other sites, the U.S. Senate and the CIA. Police said Ryan Clearly was linked to the hacker activist group LulzSec.
Late last year, activists attacked websites belonging to companies that refused to do business with WikiLeaks, an online group that has disclosed classified U.S. government documents.
When the activists, who called themselves Anonymous, found out it was being investigated by the Internet security company HBGary Federal, it hacked the company's servers and stole thousands of private e-mails. And then it dumped them onto the Internet.
It was an embarrassment for the security company to get hacked — but the content of some of those e-mails is raising concerns.