Anonymous bring the Lulzstorm to Pandasecurity
Anonymous has been in hot water for the past 48 hours, with the head of Lulzsec – Sabu – reportedly having acted as an FBI informant for over a year; leading to the arrest of several high ranking members of the Lulz ship sailing crew. Anonymous has now hit back however, defacing over 30 Pandasecurity subdomains.
Unfortunately those domains are now down, but the message posted across them is retained in all its glory for everyone to see in a pastebin posting. It reads:
SABU SNITCHED ON US
AS USUALLY HAPPENS FBI MENACED HIM TO TAKE HIS SONS AWAY
WE UNDERSTAND, BUT WE WERE YOUR FAMILY TOO (REMEMBER WHAT YOU LIKED TO SAY?)”
The posting goes on to say how while a few have been arrested, many more will take their place and that it won’t influence Anonymous much – though Lulzsec is now officially dead it seems. However the finger pointing soon turns to PandaSecurity:
“pandasecurity.com, better known for its shitty ANTIVIRUS WE HAVE BACKDOORED, has earning money [sic] working with Law Enforcement to lurk and snitch on anonymous activists. they helped to jail 25 anonymous in different countries and they were actively participating in our IRC channels trying to dox many others.”
In response for these actions, the 30 sub-domains listed as part of the post were defaced – Anonymous taking full responsibility.
Things get a bit more personal however with the posting of comments made by the Panda Labs technical director, Luis Currons:
“Will this mean the end of Anonymous? No. It will mean the end of LulzSec, but Anonymous existed before LulzSec and will continue existing. However we probably won’t see any more hacks as the ones LulzSec had been perpetrating, and Anonymous will only use their known childish tactic of DDoS using their LOIC tool.”
“Another problem is that sometimes if you want to infiltrate and you have to be one of the criminals, you have to do things that you shouldn’t. In that case, you need to be with law enforcement. We have to find ways to cooperate even better with law enforcement.”
Anonymous merely laughed at this, posting links to his personal facebook, twitter and similar accounts. This is followed on my lots of passwords and usernames of Panda servers – which according to the AnonymousIRC twitter account, the anons were able to keep Panda out of for quite some time.
Well, another salvo in the online war between law enforcement and the hacktivist anti-sec movement has been fired. Let’s see where it goes from here.
- “Another problem is that sometimes if you want to infiltrate and you have to be one of the criminals, you have to do things that you shouldn’t. In that case, you need to be with law enforcement. We have to find ways to cooperate even better with law enforcement.”
- says Luis Corrons, research director of PandaLabs.