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Anonymous hacks, releases Universal Music, Viacom data

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Jun 2011 12:15 User comments (5)

Anonymous hacks, releases Universal Music, Viacom data Hacktivist group 'Anonymous' has released data stolen from Viacom's computer networks as well as user data taken from a Universal Music Group affiliated website.
Furthermore, the group released data from various governments around the world.

The news comes just days after the LulzSec group posted its farewells, after 50 days of hacks that included multiple strikes on different Sony entities and the FBI, SOCA and other authorities.

LulzSec then moved to join Anonymous, with the combined group calling themselves "AntiSec," aimed at taking down "corrupt governments" and "corrupt" corporations, which they argue are all of them.

The group had faced some heat recently from other Web-based groups like "Web Ninjas" and "The Jester," each of which promised to reveal the personal details of the group just like the group did to many innocent users.

For now, LulzSec's legacy will be that of 50 days of chaos and hactivism and an arrest on a lowly IRC chat operator with Asperger's.

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5 user comments

129.6.2011 13:32

Damn hackers! I am all for a little chaos and anarchy at times but not when they screw up my online gaming for 6 weeks! Also I think they spend to much time obtaining and releasing a lot of "users" personal information, but thats just me!

229.6.2011 14:11

boring they need to do something that is more productive go to Japan & help the people who are in real trouble.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 Jun 2011 @ 14:12

329.6.2011 20:31

What brockie said +1
Jeff

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 29 Jun 2011 @ 20:31

Cars, Guitars & Radiation.

430.6.2011 4:03

"corrupt governments" and "corrupt" corporations, which they argue are all of them.

Even though they are corrupt themselves by doing ID theft and then release all the data out, without anyone's prior permission.

530.6.2011 10:06

Originally posted by xtago:
"corrupt governments" and "corrupt" corporations, which they argue are all of them.

Even though they are corrupt themselves by doing ID theft and then release all the data out, without anyone's prior permission.

This is without a doubt the best direct comment I have read all year.

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