So the last blog post focused on Anonymous and their efforts to bring freedom, justice and trust to the internet and the global community in general. But of course there is a much darker side to hacktivism and the anonymous nature of cyberspace. Various groups operate online with aims to commit cybercrimes, and one of the most well-known examples of one of these groups getting it wrong is LulzSec. A group who conducted a 50 day rampage across the internet disrupting various sites like FOX and the CIA.
As Charles Arthur reported, LulzSec was founded and formed in the online chatrooms for the Anonymous collective. David Gilbert also spoke about the members Topiary, TFlow, PwnSauce, Kayla, AVUnit and Sabu, spending nearly 20 hours a day in each other’s online company, while never actually meeting or know anything about their personal lives.
“But the lulz didn’t last.”
The group’s leader became an informant and snitched on 4 of his fellow members, with AVUnit never being caught.
Here’s a infographic I made detailing some of their exploits before they were arrested and jailed for their actions