March 10, 2012
Anonymous Attacks Symantec, New York Police Supplier to Protest LulzSec Arrests
by Sara Yin
As originally posted on: Security Watch
March 9, 2012
More post-Sabu carnage.
Days after hacking into Panda Security, on Friday, Anonymous offshoot AntiSec defaced the website of a New York City police equipment supplier and published additional outdated Symantec source code.
The two attacks on Friday (#FFF) were in protest of the arrests of five LulzSec members earlier this week, based in the U.K., New York, Chicago, and Ireland. Fox News revealed that former LulzSec ringleader Sabu, a 28-year-old single father living in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City, had served as an FBI informant for several months. For a rundown of those arrested and the charges, see 'FBI Takes Down LulzSec Hackers, With Help From Inside.'
A Tribute to Jeremy Hammond
The latest victim, New York Ironworks, is a long-time supplier of police equipment, tactical clothing, flashlights, and other accessories for the New York Police Department.
On Friday Antisec plastered the company's website with a "Tribute to Jeremy Hammond," who was arrested in Chicago, which expressed vitriol at Sabu. In the message AntiSec also claimed to have chat logs and private messages of the FBI.
The group also introduced a new tagline:
"WE ARE ANTISEC
WE ARE THE NEW AND THE OLD LULZSEC GUARD
WE ARE THE NEW SHADOW GUERRILLA
WE ARE THE KNIGHTS OF THE LULZ
WE'LL FIGHT TILL THE END.
TO FBI AND OTHER SHITS
YOU HAVE OUR LOGS, WE HAVE ALL THOSE PMs AND PRIVATE CHATs U DONT WANT TO MAKE PUBLIC
YOU REALLY FUCKED IT UP TRYING TO TRAP PEOPLE."
Ending on a more reflective note, the hacktivists wrote:
"To our fallen brothers, your work has not been forgotten, your skills and teachings has spawn another generation of an elite squander. Like the knights at the round table, we have shared may common interests but let us not forget the game we play. AntiSec is still alive and well.
We refuse to let some cheesecake ass player hater snitch divert us from our path in life.. a leader? At best a lame-facebook-user-gangsta-wannabe asshole blogger.. Our numbers are many and our skills are eminence... Jeremy, your presence will always live in our hearts.."
More Symantec Source Code Leaked
Meanwhile on Friday, AntiSec leaked a 1.05GB torrent containing source code for Symantec's Norton AntiVirus 2006 onto Pirate Bay. The torrent contained a note calling for the release of those arrested.
Similarly, last month Anonymous published the source code of Symantec's pcAnywhere productivity tool. Although the source
code was six-years-old, productivity tools are not necessarily updated every year as it is for anti-virus products. At the time Symantec said existing users weren't affected, but recommended disabling the product anyway.
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