The hacking group LulzSec Reborn may have resurfaced after a short lull. The group claims to have attacked a military dating website.
In its announcement on the pastebin.com website, the group said it has leaked 170,937 military emails from MilitarySingles.com website.
“There are emails such as @us.army.mil ; @carney.navy.mil ; @greatlakes.cnet.navy.mil ; @microsoft.com ; etc..,” the hackers said. They also provided links for downloading the data.
Militarysingles.com is a dating website aiming at connecting single soldiers. In response to the attack, the site has enacted a “series of security procedures”, the chief executive of the company said.
"Regardless of whether it was a true or false claim, we are treating it as though it is true just to be safe," Robert Goebel told the LA Times. He added that the website has a total of 140,000 accounts against almost 171,000 claimed by the hackers. There are doubts the attack took place at all, he added.
At the same time, the group has reported a successful hack of the CSS Corp., a private global information and communications technology company financially backed by several private equity groups, including Goldman Sachs. LulzSec claims to have dumped the whole company’s database, including email addresses, names, usernames, passwords, and IDs. They posted part of the data to Pastebin with a link to download the rest.
LulzSec is an offshoot of the Anonymous hacker collective, suffered a major blow after several of its activists were arrested. The group’s members were implicated by Hector Xavier Monsegur, known by a nickname Sabu, who had cooperated with the FBI.
Despite FBI claiming it has “beheaded” the group, Anonymous announced that this would have no effect as LulzSec “had been dead a long-time.”