Hackers associated with the newly resurrected LulzSec claim to have breached the digital perimeter protecting MilitarySingles.com, a dating website targeted at military personnel.
The group apparently managed to extract account information pertaining to approximately 170,000 members of the site, including names, usernames, e-mail addresses, IP addresses, and passwords.
“The website http://www.militarysingles.com/ was recently closed day ago or so, so we dumped email db,” the hackers wrote in a brief PasteBin post.
“There are emails such as @us.army.mil; @carney.navy.mil; greatlakes.cnet.navy.mil; @microsoft.com; etc; total dump 170937 accounts.”
The above-mentioned hack was disputed by an individual claiming to be an administrator of Military Singles, who insisted there was “no actual evidence” the site had been compromised.
“We do however take the security and privacy of our members very seriously and will therefore treat this claim as if it were real and proceed with the required security steps in order to ensure the website and it’s database is secure,” he added.
LulzSec quickly responded to the administrator by uploading a hacked page to the site, demonstrating that the group, in fact, did have access to the website.
As TG Daily previously reported, the original LulzSec was recently forced to suspend its activities after law enforcement officials on two continents arrested senior members of the group in March.
The anti LulzSec sweep – conducted in Great Britain, Ireland and Chicago – was facilitated by evidence gathered by none other than Sabu (aka Hector Xavier Monsegur), an FBI informant who acted as the de-facto leader of the hacker cell.
“This is devastating to the organization,” an FBI official said at the time. “We’re chopping off the head of LulzSec.”
Unsurprisingly, LulzSec, or what remains of the hacker group, seems to have other ideas.
“It’s ridiculous to believe that by arresting the six prime members of LulzSec that you have stopped us,” an electronically voice intoned on a YouTube video uploaded earlier this month.
“You haven’t stopped us. You have merely disrupted the active faction.”
Although LulzSec declined to name specific targets, the group vowed to resume attacks against government entities, corporations and agencies.
“As we speak our battle fleet and dormant members are planning some top operations and pranks that will go down in history,” the disembodied voice added.