LulzSec, the hacking group behind the recent breach for a porn website is at it again, and now they’ve set their sights a bit higher up the food chain. Recently they’ve managed to break into game developer Bethesda and, believe it or not, the website for the United States Senate. Bethesda says on their official blog that “a hacker group attempted an unlawful intrusion of our websites to gain access to data. We believe we have taken appropriate action to protect our data against these attacks. While no personal financial information or credit card data was obtained, the hackers may have gained access to some user names, email addresses, and/or passwords.” The group has taken credit for the attack, and has released some of the information to prove that they’ve actually done what they said they’ve done, stopping short of giving away the information of 200000+ Brink user accounts. “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,” said the group on the press release they published on their site.
Their hack of the United States Senate site however, wasn’t as friendly. The release they published for that little act reads like a major challenge to the superpower. “We don’t like the US government very much. Their boats are weak, their lulz are low, and their sites aren’t very secure. In an attempt to help them fix their issues, we’ve decided to donate additional lulz in the form of owning them some more! This is a small, just-for-kicks release of some internal data from Senate.gov – is this an act of war, gentlemen? Problem?” If you’d recall, the Pentagon recently concluded that could be considered an act of war. There’s still no official response out of the White House, but at this point in time it’s probably safe to say that the group is treading in really dangerous waters.