17 May 2013

LulzSec cyber hackers jailed in Britain

Four online hackers who masterminded attacks against major global institutions, including Sony Pictures and the CIA, have been jailed in Britain. The sentencing judge criticized the group's quest for publicity.

The group hacked into Pentagon computers, crashed the website of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), as well as targeting British institutions - including websites belonging to the National Health Service and the Serious Organized Crime Agency.
In one attack, the group targeted the website of Rupert Murdoch's The Sun newspaper, redirecting visitors to a spoof story that Murdoch had committed suicide. The group also carried out distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, using linked networks of up to one million computers to crash websites.

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