Hacker group Lulz Security reached sites Bethesda Softworks and the US Senate
Probably, 2011 will be called the "year of the hacker" - the activity of various hacker groups is already very manifested. In April, hacking of Sony servers began, and now it seems that this company is "kicked" by everyone who is not lazy. Then, hackers took on other companies, banks, including Citibank, the fourth largest bank in the US, plus the IMF. Quite often I hear about the achievements of the Lulz Security group - and it became known yesterday that this group got to Bethesda Softworks (they seem to be doing so badly) and to the US Senate.
In order to demonstrate the effectiveness of their work, the hackers made publicly available a portion of the documentation stolen from the Senate.gov website, including those related to the problem of hackers and cyber attacks in the United States. A little earlier, the authorities of this country announced that the authorities would consider any significant kibarat attack against the United States as a military action. For more information on this statement and the concept of cyber-regression in relation to the United States, please see here - “The International Cyberspace Strategy” .
As for Bethesda Softworks, hackers were able to obtain the personal data of users who play games of this company. True, the leadership of Bethesda Softworks declares the safety of the financial data of its customers, who seem to have not suffered. Perhaps this is so, but the same Sony also initially denied the receipt of financial information by hackers.
Hackers gained access to Bethesda's servers about two months ago, as representatives of Lulz Security said in their appeal. Two weeks ago, hackers got 200 thousand user accounts. This information will not be posted in the public domain, in any case, hackers claim this in a statement.
I wonder if this series of large-scale hacks will lead to the fact that companies, both public and private, will pay more attention to protecting their servers? Or, as always, the thought "will this not concern us?"