LulzSec Hacks Bethesda Softworks And U.S. Senate

The hacker group LulzSec is known for attacking sites more for fun and embarrassment rather than to steal and actually use the compromised personal data. The group has been staying in the headlines lately with attacks on the websites and servers of various prominent organizations including Sony, PBS, CodeMasters, and now game developer Bethesda Softworks and even the U.S. Senate.

LulzSec attacked Bethesda Softworks with denial-of-service attacks until a weakness was found that gave them administrator access to the site's servers.

"After mapping their internal network and thoroughly pillaging all of their servers, we grabbed all their source code and database passwords, which we proceeded to shift silently back to our storage deck," the group wrote in a post at code-sharing site Pastebin.

According to an earlier tweet, LulzSec actually attacked the company's servers months ago but have kept the data under wraps. Why? Well, apparently members of LulzSec are actually fans of the game development company and want them to speed up production of the highly anticipated game Skyrim. The group posted, "we actually like this company and would like for them to speed up the production of Skyrim, so we'll give them one less thing to worry about. You're welcome!"

During the same time, LulzSec also announced that they've hacked the website of the U.S. Senate. And last Friday, the group published the email addresses and passwords of 26,000 registered users of the porn website, specifically listing people with .gov and .mil email addresses.

[via CNET]