LulzSec takes down Magnets.com and CIA today

By on June 16, 2011
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Out of control hacker group continues antics, launches DDoS attacks, phone forwarding.

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LulzSec are keeping up with their ridiculous antics today as well, going after refrigerator magnet selling website called Magnets.com, and pretty much signing their warrants with an attack on CIA’s website, as well.

Magnets.com was attacked using a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS). The group later attacked the company’s customer support phone line as well, using phone forwarding trickery to launch 200+ calls a minute.

“magnets.com representative just confirmed 200+ calls a minute to their customer support. Who’s next for phone forwarding? >:] Hmm…” they twitted during the attack.

LulzSec offered an explanation as to why they chose to attack the site: because they wouldn’t tell them how magnets worked. After being denied the knowledge, the group posted a phone number which was a redirect to magnets’ customer service line. “You can create insane lulz by calling these numbers, wanna join in the phone DDoS?”

The reason to attack the CIA’s website is as ridiculous as well, although it is unconfirmed. Apparently, the attack was pulled off after a twitter user called LulzSec unimpressive for targetting “small-fry” targets. Soon after, this message popped over the group’s twitter page:

“Tango down – cia.gov – for the lulz.”

After carrying out high profile attacks on multiple organizations and smaller development houses, it is surprisingly nothing has come out of an investigation.


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