Jake Davis, 18, lives in a mobile home – a “hut” declared the Murdoch-owned Sun newspaper – on an island in the northernmost reaches of Scotland. From that unlikely outpost, Jake allegedly served as the spokesman for Lulz Security, or LulzSec, until he was arrested last week. I say allegedly, but his fellow travelers in LulzSec and Anonymous have a made a good show of conceding that it is him and have launched a campaign to “Free Topiary.” As far as I know, Davis hasn’t conceded anything, but he surely didn’t indicate any denials when he made his first court appearance on Monday. He showed up with a copy of the book “Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science.” In court, he “grimaced when [the prosecutor] mispronounced the name LulzSec as ‘Luke Sec.’” When he left the courtroom after being released on bail, he donned sunglasses and posed briefly for photographs. More
Hackers are hacking. Sony, unfortunately, can’t catch a break. “Hello , Iam Idahc a Lebanese hacker. I was Bored and I play the game of the year: ‘hacker vs Sony.’” The new popular kid on the block is LulzSec. He or they even have a Twitter account to taunt LulzSec’s hapless victims and spread LULZ. LulzSec claims to have hacked an FBI-affiliated organization called InfraGard. LulzSec recently hacked a PBS and posted a fake news story reporting that Tupac Shakur was alive and living in New Zealand. LulzSec also steals and makes public passwords and other personal data. Sony confirmed that it was breached by LulzSec this week. The most ominous recent hacking incident involved defense contractor Lockheed Martin using the now compromised RSA SecureID system, which was regarded as the ‘gold standard” for Internet security. The perpetrator of that hack has yet to be identified.