Sony Hackers LulzSec Strike FBI Affiliate InfraGard


LulzSec, the hacking group that has been identified as being behind the latest attack on Sony, has struck again—this time targeting a private-sector FBI affiliate called InfraGard.
InfraGard is a non-profit organization that connects the business community with law enforcement. It has about 42,000 members, including FBI agents, according to its website, and has an FBI special agent coordinator at each the bureau's field offices who recruits interested civilians nearby to form local InfraGard chapters. The InfraGard hack was part of a LulzSec action it called "Fuck FBI Friday" and culminated in the anonymous hacking group's publication of InfraGard e-mails, passwords and personal contact information for about 180 members on Friday. One LulzSec tweet late Friday promised "700MB in emails" via a link to a torrent file. LulzSec also defaced the InfraGard Atlanta website with a YouTube video challenging its target to "LET IT FLOW YOU STUPID FBI BATTLESHIPS," according to reports.
The hack of InfraGard that netted all the data published Friday seems to have occurred about a week or more ago. One InfraGard member told CNET Friday that he was contacted by a hacker group via email on May 26.
Karim Hijazi, CEO of botnet-tracking company Unveillance, said the hackers threatened to publish information about him found on InfraGard if he didn't give them sensitive security information about botnets. Botnets are networks of personal computers used by hackers and spammers who have slaved those PCs to the botnet either from volunteers, as is the case with the Anonymous hacking group's botnet, or from unsuspected PC users through a computer virus. Hijazi said that about a week before the first email came from "unveillance.owned@husmail.com," his company had detected attempts to crack the Unveillance corporate network with iPredator, a VPN tunneling tool. He also told CNET that he believed an unknown person had listened in on a company conference call. In a later IRC chat with his tormenters, the LulzSec hackers threatened to post a recording of a company call they said they had listened in on. "They had me under the gun for a little over a week with threats and extortion," Hijazi told CNET. "The very nature of having to contend with someone who is holding something ransom is not pleasant."


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