Lulzsec Reborn publishes reveals usernames, passwords of 10,000 Twitter users
Group targets animated gif website
TechLife | 12 Jun 2012 :
The Lulz Boat has set sail once again. According to a report from Softpedia
a group calling itself LulzSec Reborn has dumped the personal details of 10,000 TweetGif users on Pastebin.
TweetGif is a third party Twitter app that lets users share animated gif files in a public stream. The website is estimated to have a user base in the region of 70,000, 453 of which are reported as being in Ireland, according to statistics from Flag Counter.
LulzSec began as an offshoot of hacktivist collective Anonymous and during a short period of 2011 breached a number of government and corporate websites around the world, publishing the user names, passwords and credit card details of thousands of users to highlight poor website security. The group's campaign came to an end after its nominal leader Sabu was arrested by FBI agents and turned informant, leading to a number of arrests, including two in Ireland.
A tweet posted on the @lulzboatR account claimed responsiblity for the attack and alluded to future operations involving government databases.
LulzSec Reborn has claimed one other attack to date, a raid on dating site MilitarySingles.com that saw the dumping of 170,000 user account details online.
Anonymous has in the past made a point of not attacking social networks it uses to spread its message, attacking a Web application that makes use of one of Anonymous' main routes of communication with the public would be a first.
Previous LulzSec attacks claimed by the original LulzSec included hacks on Sony, Bethseda, the FBI, US Senate, the Pentagon, CIA, Bank of Portugal and News Corporation.
This is not the first group to appear under the LulzSec Reborn moniker. A Twitter account with the username LulzSecReborn was in operation from March to May this year.