Among many news surrounding the hacker movement called AntiSec, one report appeared to be quite interesting. Fox News announced that tFlow, a high-profile member of LulzSec hacker group, was arrested in the United Kingdom and is currently facing extradition to the US. However, Anonymous members didn’t confirm the report, but Fox News insist they tell the truth.
Fox News repeatedly confirmed the hacker’s identity both online and in responses to the queries made. Their story is that 16-year-old tFlow was arrested and out on bail. Meanwhile, Anonymous members provided the public with a link to tFlow’s Twitter account, which hasn’t been updated in a while, but tFlow is recognized as a kind of a user that isn’t always on Twitter.
The media reported that the teenager is currently facing extradition to the US over his involvement with LulzSec. tFlow was arrested in south London during another wave of online attacks, and remained in custody for a night. London Police believe the teenager is connected to the notorious hacking groups blamed for a handful of attacks on agencies like the CIA and the US Senate. The boy was held under the Computer Misuse Act and the reports are that his nickname appeared to be tFlow – a name of the high-ranking LulzSec member. Still, the hacker groups haven’t confirmed the news thus far.
Anonymous said that all they know is that some 16-year-old boy from South London was arrested who was suspected to be tFlow. Later the boy was released on bail with no charges to go back for additional questioning next month. Without any other information, it makes no sense to confirm it was the real tFlow. The only person who may confirm the news is tFlow himself.
By the way, it wasn’t the first time the media falsely announced a high-profile hacktivist has been arrested. Earlier, when the reports were that an arrest was made in the United Kingdom, media claimed LulzSec’s leader Sabu had been arrested, which appeared to be not true. Instead, it turned out to be someone running an IRC server and wasn’t heavily involved in the hacking. Now the truth is that nobody really knows the online identity of the arrested boy except himself. It may be a high-ranking (16-year-old?) LulzSec member, facing extradition to the US over the suspicion of being connected with Anonymous, but still there’s no evidence of him being tFlow.
Anonymous has picked up where the recently disbanded LulzSec left off.
The hacking organization released information to the Web last night from the Cyberterrorism Defense Initiative’s Security and Network Training Initiative and National Education Laboratory (SENTINEL) program. The SENTINEL program was “administered” by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to “educate technical personnel in cyberterrorism response and prevention.”
The SENTINEL training program was designed for personnel in public safety, law enforcement, state and local government, and public utilities. Health care professionals and employees at colleges and universities were also trained in the program.
Anonymous used its Twitter account yesterday to announce its intention to post data from the program on the Web, asking its followers if they were “ever interested in anti-cyberterrorism training.” Not long after, Anonymous published information on the program.
According to Australia’s ABC, the files, which were apparently published in 2009, include information on publicly available hacking resources and lists of FBI bureau addresses. The data also includes information on “hacking and counter-hacking tools,” as well as form letters that could be used to obtain user information from Internet Service Providers, the ABC is reporting.
The latest data release from Anonymous comes just two days after its fellow hacking group LulzSec announced that it had disbanded. The group said in a statement on Saturday that it had planned to operate for just 50 days with the ultimate goal of putting people on notice.
“It’s time to say bon voyage,” LulzSec wrote in its statement. “Our planned 50 day cruise has expired, and we must now sail into the distance, leaving behind–we hope–inspiration, fear, denial, happiness, approval, disapproval, mockery, embarrassment, thoughtfulness, jealousy, hate, even love. If anything, we hope we had a microscopic impact on someone, somewhere. Anywhere.”
Over that 50-day period, LulzSec made headlines by attacking PBS, Sony Pictures, and the Central Intelligence Agency, among other prominent organizations. More recently, the group announced an alliance with Anonymous called Operation Anti-Security, or AntiSec. The goal of their alliance, they said earlier this month, was “to steal and leak any classified government information…Prime targets are banks and other high-ranking establishments.”
The groups said that if they were censored in anyway, “we will obliterate the censor with cannonfire anointed with lizard blood.”
The SENTINEL release is a continuation of AntiSec. Following LulzSec’s disbandment, the group’s members joined Anonymous and continued their operation.
“We can confirm that all @LulzSec members have reported aboard,” Anonymous wrote on its Twitter account yesterday. “#AntiSec will have full support from #Anonymous and LulzSec. Expect us, soon.”
We are Lulz Security, and this is our final release, as today marks something meaningful to us.
When i first saw these words on a post on Pastebin.com i was not shocked by the Message it contained.
The message is as follow:
Friends around the globe,We are Lulz Security, and this is our final release, as today marks something meaningful to us. 50 days ago, we set sail with our humble ship on an uneasy and brutal ocean: the Internet. The hate machine, the love machine, the machine powered by many machines. We are all part of it, helping it grow, and helping it grow on us.For the past 50 days we’ve been disrupting and exposing corporations, governments, often the general population itself, and quite possibly everything in between, just because we could. All to selflessly entertain others – vanity, fame, recognition, all of these things are shadowed by our desire for that which we all love. The raw, uninterrupted, chaotic thrill of entertainment and anarchy. It’s what we all crave, even the seemingly lifeless politicians and emotionless, middle-aged self-titled failures. You are not failures. You have not blown away. You can get what you want and you are worth having it, believe in yourself.While we are responsible for everything that The Lulz Boat is, we are not tied to this identity permanently. Behind this jolly visage of rainbows and top hats, we are people. People with a preference for music, a preference for food; we have varying taste in clothes and television, we are just like you. Even Hitler and Osama Bin Laden had these unique variations and style, and isn’t that interesting to know? The mediocre painter turned supervillain liked cats more than we did.Again, behind the mask, behind the insanity and mayhem, we truly believe in the AntiSec movement. We believe in it so strongly that we brought it back, much to the dismay of those looking for more anarchic lulz. We hope, wish, even beg, that the movement manifests itself into a revolution that can continue on without us. The support we’ve gathered for it in such a short space of time is truly overwhelming, and not to mention humbling. Please don’t stop. Together, united, we can stomp down our common oppressors and imbue ourselves with the power and freedom we deserve.So with those last thoughts, it’s time to say bon voyage. Our planned 50 day cruise has expired, and we must now sail into the distance, leaving behind – we hope – inspiration, fear, denial, happiness, approval, disapproval, mockery, embarrassment, thoughtfulness, jealousy, hate, even love. If anything, we hope we had a microscopic impact on someone, somewhere. Anywhere.Thank you for sailing with us. The breeze is fresh and the sun is setting, so now we head for the horizon.Let it flow…Lulz Security – our crew of six wishes you a happy 2011, and a shout-out to all of our battlefleet members and supporters across the globe.
Here is the copy of the pastebin of LulzSec , declaring war against the govt and security indusrtry.
Salutations Lulz Lizards,
As we’re aware, the government and whitehat security terrorists across the world continue to dominate and control our Internet ocean. Sitting pretty on cargo bays full of corrupt booty, they think it’s acceptable to condition and enslave all vessels in sight. Our Lulz Lizard battle fleet is now declaring immediate and unremitting war on the freedom-snatching moderators of 2011.
Welcome to Operation Anti-Security (#AntiSec) – we encourage any vessel, large or small, to open fire on any government or agency that crosses their path. We fully endorse the flaunting of the word “AntiSec” on any government website defacement or physical graffiti art. We encourage you to spread the word of AntiSec far and wide, for it will be remembered. To increase efforts, we are now teaming up with the Anonymous collective and all affiliated battleships.
Whether you’re sailing with us or against us, whether you hold past grudges or a burning desire to sink our lone ship, we invite you to join the rebellion. Together we can defend ourselves so that our privacy is not overrun by profiteering gluttons. Your hat can be white, gray or black, your skin and race are not important. If you’re aware of the corruption, expose it now, in the name of Anti-Security.
Top priority is to steal and leak any classified government information, including email spools and documentation. Prime targets are banks and other high-ranking establishments. If they try to censor our progress, we will obliterate the censor with cannonfire anointed with lizard blood.
It’s now or never. Come aboard, we’re expecting you…
History begins today.