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LulzSec Offers to Take Revenge On Sega Hackers 244

Posted by samzenpus
from the enemy-of-my-enemies dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Sega Corp joins the ranks of video game companies to be hacked in recent time with one small twist, it seems LulzSec was not behind this one. They reached to Sega's official twitter account and offered to destroy the hackers that attacked them. From the article: 'In its offer to assist Sega, the Tweet from Lulz hinted that its leaders might count themselves among a small but highly loyal group of gamers who still play on the aging Dreamcast console. "Sega - contact us," Lulz said in its Tweet to the video game developer. "We want to help you destroy the hackers that attacked you. We love the Dreamcast, these people are going down."'"
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LulzSec Offers to Take Revenge On Sega Hackers

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  • Am I the only one? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 19, 2011 @05:26PM (#36493344)

    Am I the only person who thinks that LulzSec is way out of line? It appalls me how much press coverage they get, and for what, exactly? Giving a lot of hard-working people a hell of a lot more grief than they deserve? LulzSec is not Anonymous, who at least pretends to have a purpose, and they shouldn't be treated as such. They are doing it purely for the "Lulz" and don't deserve any more recognition than they already gain from their twitter feed.

    They will be caught eventually, and when they are, I sincerely hope something terrible happens to them.

  • by MimeticLie (1866406) on Sunday June 19, 2011 @05:32PM (#36493382)
    So they attacked Bethesda, EVE, League of Legends, Minecraft, and Nintendo, but when someone attacks Sega they're all up in arms? I'm not buying it.

    I think they're just trolling the media to keep their name in the headlines. And they succeeded (really, Reuters? don't you have wars you could be reporting on?).
  • by YesIAmAScript (886271) on Sunday June 19, 2011 @05:38PM (#36493408)

    They're not good guys. They're just making messes and making things harder on people than they need to be.

    As long as you keep making them seem like a big deal, they'll keep messing with more and more sites until nearly everyone comes to regret "making a monster".

  • by rtfa-troll (1340807) on Sunday June 19, 2011 @05:45PM (#36493432)

    LulzSec is not Anonymous, who at least pretends to have a purpose, and they shouldn't be treated as such.

    Ah yes; Because "Anonymous" says it, it must be true.

    They are doing it purely for the "Lulz" and don't deserve any more recognition than they already gain from their twitter feed.

    They will be caught eventually, and when they are, I sincerely hope something terrible happens to them.

    Maybe, five years ago, because they released other people's data, I could be persuaded to agree with you. Now, we have the situation where most cracking is taking place in private. If LulzSec is taking advantage of a breach for the "Lulz" then someone else has already done the same for money, profit and crime. Clearly the hacker crackdown and all the associated arrests of people for public hacking have been counter-productive. Without people like Lulz, we would never really see how bad the security is in the various big companies. Sure, if they get caught they deserve a slap on the wrist, mostly for the stupdity of getting caught. The people who should be punished are the people running the companies they hack (a bit) and the people providing security and operating systems to those people (lots). I really don't see the point in punishing people just because they make a public noise about what they did.

  • by Palmsie (1550787) on Sunday June 19, 2011 @05:45PM (#36493440)

    I actually think just the opposite. The origins of the hacker spirit have long been washed away. Lulz is exposing a lot of things people don't like to hear - that all you thought was secure was in fact not at all (SQL injections anyone?). This is especially important as end-user services move to the cloud. Innovation is a result of people like Lulz forcing otherwise complacent experts to upgrade their infrastructure. We need more people like them imho. If the people who worked for these companies were so hard working Lulz wouldn't be breaking into them on an almost daily basis. I'm glad they don't have a purpose, they don't need one either. Some men just want to watch the world burn (I couldn't resist).

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 19, 2011 @06:07PM (#36493548)

    LulzSec is not Anonymous, who at least pretends to have a purpose, and they shouldn't be treated as such. They are doing it purely for the "Lulz" and don't deserve any more recognition than they already gain from their twitter feed.

    Back in the day, this sort of random discrimination and griefing the the lulz was exactly what Anonymous did, then it turned into some crusade for political causes. LulzSec is more like the Anonymous of yesterday than the Anonymous of today is.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 19, 2011 @06:25PM (#36493614)

    keep your anger directed towards Cheney, his banker friends and the likes who actually screw

    You mean the same "banker" friends of Obama (Soros, Geitner et al)? How is that "hope and change" working for you? I've seen changes, but no hope. And dude, Cheney hasn't been in office over two years, get a new horse to ride.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 19, 2011 @06:42PM (#36493686)

    Well I can't help but giggle at their seemingly random, no-head-and-tail string of attacks.

    You have a very low threshold for comedy. If you ever watch Blackadder, make sure you were a corset.

  • by vgerclover (1186893) on Sunday June 19, 2011 @07:28PM (#36494010)
    I find it tiresome how people think that if you criticize one person, you must love its opponent. Or how somehow attacking one opponent somehow exonerates the other one. If that's your only defense (not talking necessarily about you, although I do find the Republicans that can be seen from abroad disgusting), them being only good because the other guys did worse, you should rethink why you supported them on the first place.
  • by artor3 (1344997) on Sunday June 19, 2011 @07:48PM (#36494140)

    Fuck off with your false equivalencies. Soros? Really? The only people who complain about him are the out-to-lunch right-wing conspiracy theorists regurgitating what they heard last week on Rush Limbaugh.

    You want change? How about credit card companies no longer being allowed to charge outrageous fees to small business retailers, or change due dates with minimal notice and crank up interest rates when you miss them? How about increased regulation on derivatives and a bureau dedicated to protecting consumers from abusive lenders -- of course, your boys in red are doing absolutely everything they can to kill that one in the cradle.

    And by the way, since when is two years so long that we should forget the immeasurable harm Cheney and Bush and the rest of those scumbags did? Hell, you fuckers were saying "it's in the past, forget about it" three months after Obama's inauguration, while simultaneously trying to blame the recession on Clinton. I'll tell you what, I'll forgive Bush and crew once we're done paying the price of his fuckups. So maybe in thirty years. If we're really lucky.

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