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Lulzsec hack UK Census and US Senate, plan on releasing data

Posted by on 21/06/2011

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Lulzsec is at it again, this time claiming to have hacked into the entire United Kingdom’s Census database, as well as the US Senate’s website. They continue to hack on the basis of exposing security flaws on various websites across the web.

According to a few Pastebin documents, they have successfully downloaded the entire database from the UK Census, and they are currently restructuring the data for release on the web via ThePirateBay. It is unclear as to how much and what type of data will be released but they’ve maintained a decent record at keeping the higher priority data secured, but have released basic information such as server configuration data, MySQL information and much more.

In an update, they were also able to breach the US Senate’s website and dump critical information including the server configuration, Apache setup and FTP file listings.

Just earlier this week, a Lulzsec member was arrested in a joint venture conducted by the FBI and Scotland Yard. According to an update from Lulzsec, it turns out the arrested teenager was just an IRC channel moderator and not one of the core hackers.

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