Things are about to get interesting: hacker supergroups Lulz Security (LulzSec) and Anonymous have joined forces in a mutual declaration of war against, well, “any government or agency” that crosses the path of the hacker troops rallied under what’s being called Operation Anti-Security (aka #AntiSec).
The goal is to expose corruption and dirty secrets covered up by any and all governments, banks, “whitehat security terrorists” and the “freedom-snatching moderators of 2011.” More specifically, from the LulzSec manifesto:
Top priority is to steal and leak any classified government information, including email spools and documentation. Prime targets are banks and other high-ranking establishments. If they try to censor our progress, we will obliterate the censor with cannonfire anointed with lizard blood.
Also encouraged is tagging #AntiSec both virtually (on bank and government websites) and in the real world, on government buildings. Denial-of-service attacks should also be expected. A recent tweet from @LulzSec (which is providing a micro-blogging the efforts, of sorts, including taking out CIA.gov) reads: “DDos is of course our least powerful and most abundant ammunition. Government hacking is taking place right now behind the scenes. #AntiSec”
Read more at Gizmodo.