LulzSec declines prize money after hacking security web site

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  1. Joe88
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    source: http://www.dailytech.com/HackProof+Webpage...rticle21853.htm

    web page defacement: http://www.blackbergsecurity.us/

    the article mentions a very good point as to why they didnt accept the prize money, their location would be blown that and maybe they just want to flaunt their skill
    even more unsettling is black and berg cybersecurity is endorsing what lulzsec is doing because they get more clients
     
  2. Feels Good Man

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    lol'dd
     
  3. Nujui

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    This makes no sense at all, except for the lulz. One thing made sense though, them not taking the prize.
     
  4. Bladexdsl

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    it was a trap set by the fbi that's why they didn't accept the $!
     
  5. chrisrlink

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    damn will justice ever be served
     
  6. ShadowSoldier

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    Lol. Okay, I have to admit, I'm starting to become seriously impressed with Lulzsec.

    I love their blunt statement: "DONE, THAT WAS EASY. KEEP YOUR MONEY WE DO IT FOR THE LULZ"
     
  7. granville

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    I came here to say something to that effect. Dunno if it was intended as a trap, but they obviously can't accept the money. If they did, they'd be arrested instantly because of all they've done. [​IMG]
     
  8. RupeeClock

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    I have to ask, why is SHODAN from system shock used for the background image of that site?
     
  9. DrOctapu

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    Hell.
    You implying that they aren't lulzy?
    And damn I love their mascot and theme.
     
  10. DeMoN

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    I'm sure there's an entrapment law against this, but it's often broken in extreme cases, which this is apparently.

    Also, when did this competition begin?
     
  11. granville

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    I'm pretty sure all the hacking they've done and breaching of accounts/personal information, as well as messing with the FBI (affiliate or not) is more than enough to make an exception to the law.
     
  12. mechadylan

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    Kevin Mitnick tweeted earlier that maybe they should have had the money donated ... perhaps to the Bradley Manning defense. That'd been cool.
     
  13. Destructobot

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    It's not entrapment unless the crime in question would not have taken place but for the interference of law enforcement. This isn't entrapment because they were invited to hack the site and they did so in the manner specified. No crime was committed, and therefore no entrapment.

    On the other hand, it is common for law enforcement to use perfectly legal contests and similar methods to locate people that they already have a case against. This is not entrapment because they are not encouraging or soliciting the commission of a crime.
     
  14. Miss Panda

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    They admitted earlier today that they had hacked the NHS (that is the National Health Service) servers a few weeks back they even linked to a letter they had sent them pointing out the security flaws and saying they wouldn't do anything with the passwords they had managed to get. And assuring them 'we mean you no harm'. The BBC has now published the story.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13712377
     
  15. chrisrlink

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    @chao1212 the did a federal offence hacking the fbi one thing came to my mind Lulz might have ties with extreme islam i thought bout it when they hacked the fbi
     
  16. raulpica

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    I LOVE those guys.

    They're REALLY good at it. Good job.
     
  17. ShawnTRods

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    Ok.. now what?
    Man, they are quite able, gotta give them that o.o
     
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    Lol, these guys are awesome.
     
  19. Supreme Dirt

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    No. No they are not.

    They are an incredibly dangerous hacking group and need to be stopped.
     
  20. ShadowSoldier

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    lol they are pretty damn awesome dude.