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LulzSec: the members and the enemies
Guardian ^ | Friday 24 June 2011 | Josh Halliday

Posted on 06/25/2011 6:35:43 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo

While Sabu and Topiary are firmly on the inside, the likes of The Jester and LulzSec Exposed are most certainly not


Sabu Apparent founder and leader of LulzSec, he is a long-time hacktivist associated with senior Anonymous members. Decides who can join the group and who should be targeted. Attempts by rivals to uncover details about his real-life identity suggest he is a 30-year-old IT consultant skilled in the Python programming language who has lived in New York. The timing of some his tweets – tweeting "goodnight all" at 0700 BST, or 0200 New York time – implies he is on the US's eastern seaboard.

Topiary Believed to be second-in-command, and the public face of LulzSec. An eloquent writer with a sharp turn of phrase, Topiary manages the main LulzSec Twitter account and has a hand in most of the group's rare public pronouncements. Well-known among hackers due to long links with senior Anonymous members. Chat logs taken over five days from May and June show Topiary to be oddly self-conscious – he said of a Wikipedia page about himself: "can we delete it somehow?" – and not beyond his own reproach: "Sabu and I got a bit carried away and gave LulzSec away a bit." Little is known about his identity, though he has been informally addressed as Daniel in leaked transcripts.

Kayla Thought to be the only senior female member of the hacking community, with lengthy involvement in the top command of Anonymous and, latterly, LulzSec. Apparently owns a powerful botnet used to take down targets. May have been instrumental in the attack in February on a US security firm, HBGary. In logs, referred to as LulzSec's "assassin/spy".

Storm Another senior hacker apparently controlling a large botnet of infected computers. Known for targeting rival hacker forums, and acting

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KEYWORDS: 201102; computerespionage; cybersecurity; cyberterrorism; cyberwar; cyberwarfare; denialofservice; dos; espionage; hack; hackers; hbgary; lulz; lulzsec; members
LulzSec IRC leak: the full record
1 posted on 06/25/2011 6:35:46 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo
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To: Bad~Rodeo

I don’t know whether to not post, and be thought ignorant, or, contribute a post and remove all doubt.

2 posted on 06/25/2011 8:31:38 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

It almost read like a Die Hard script.

3 posted on 06/25/2011 9:54:21 AM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: Bad~Rodeo

While I might disagree with private company break-ins, I’m all for hackers going nuts on the world’s overreaching gubmints these days. No sympathy, with cheers.

4 posted on 06/25/2011 10:22:04 AM PDT by Crazieman (Feb 7, 2008
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To: Bad~Rodeo

I question those who say they’re leaders in Anonymous.

5 posted on 06/25/2011 12:06:00 PM PDT by benjibrowder (For Neda. May God bless those fighting for freedom.)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

They are closing in on these guys. I tried to access the IRC last night where they hang out and it looks like they locked it down. Running scared.

Here’s the latest info on the ringleader ‘Sabu’: (this is a good one)

6 posted on 06/25/2011 12:08:15 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

If the feds had a clue they’d simply go rent all the old computer hacker videos. Everything they are doing, acting like, functioning like is straight out of the scripts of those films and all the old Mondo 2000 mags. Also Snowcrash, the Gibson books, Bruce Sterling...

Back then it was all fantasy. Not the power of the net has caught up. It’s not so fantastical anymore.

Those are the hackers “heros’ who they imitate to a “T”

Do the math ;)

7 posted on 06/25/2011 6:02:42 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: RobinOfKingston; Soothesayer9; Crazieman; benjibrowder; RushIsMyTeddyBear
50 Days of Lulz

Jun 25th, 2011

They're running. This is their farewell.

8 posted on 06/25/2011 6:13:39 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Don't overthink common sense)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

It’s far from over. Some of the top ones may get v&.....but from what I’m witnessing in IRC, tonite, they’re still scheming. I supported their efforts (in the past) against $cientology and the help with the Iranian protests.....but they have taken on a faaaaaar left persona for my support EVER again. They’ve morphed into something else entirely.

9 posted on 06/25/2011 9:33:11 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: Norm Lenhart
"Money's most powerful ability is to allow bad people to continue doing bad things at the expense of those who don't have it." -Cosmo
10 posted on 06/26/2011 3:56:20 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Soothesayer9

A whole club of pirates, with pirate names...

11 posted on 06/26/2011 10:50:59 PM PDT by atomic_dog
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