The two most renown Internet activist groups of the past year have teamed up in what they’ve billed operation Anti-Security, or AntiSec for short.
LulzSec and Anonymous are to combine their hacking skills (and DDoS organising firepower) to hit “government and whitehat security terrorists across the world [who] continue to dominate and control our Internet ocean.”
The LulzSec statement announcing the operation encourages anyone to join in the anti-security company and government agency campaign, defacing sites with the word “AntiSec” to mark an attack as part of the scheme.
LulzSec notes that the major goal is to “steal and leak any classified government information, including email spools and documentation.” Prime targets are mentioned as banks and other “high-ranking establishments”.
The first victim which appears to have been claimed is SOCA or the Serious Organised Crime Agency. Last night, LulzSec posted on its Twitter feed: “Tango down – soca.gov.uk – in the name of #AntiSec.”
This morning the SOCA website remains down. LulzSec also noted: “DDoS is of course our least powerful and most abundant ammunition. Government hacking is taking place right now behind the scenes.”
“Our next step is to categorize and format leaked items we acquire and release them in #AntiSec ‘payloads’ on our website and The Pirate Bay.”
We get the feeling some serious manure is about to get lodged in the air-conditioning, particularly if the banking industry is going to be fully targeted.