LulzSec Hacks Senate Server, Asks Rhetorically "Is This An Act Of War, Gentlemen?"

Tyler Durden's picture

After a major hack of the IMF's website over the weekend promptly scrambled the FBI, just as Operation Empire State Rebellion announced it was taking its attack of the Fed Chairman to the next level (we have yet to see anything here more than just rhetoric), today, the competing hacker group, the one implicated in numerous Sony breakins as well as a recent defacing of an FBI-affiliate, LulzSec, has proven it broke into the Senate's SPARC server and exposed everything that admin apparently was unable to hid sufficiently well. On its website, LulzSecurity left the following preface to the several hundred thousand code-long data dump of everything located in the Senate server: "We don't like the US government very much. Their boats are weak, their lulz are low, and their sites aren't very secure. In an attempt to help them fix their issues, we've decided to donate additional lulz in the form of owning them some more! This is a small, just-for-kicks release of some internal data from - is this an act of war, gentlemen? Problem? - Lulz Security." And what is completely not surprising, following a Dow Jones inquiry, "a Senate representative said she was unaware of any breach of the body's web site." Well it has been breached- anyone curious what is contained in the server can do so here. A cursory investigation does not reveal the exposition of any sensitive data.... This time. Yet one thing LulzSec most certainly acquired was the user/pass combinations of all individuals affiliated with the Senate, and are likely currently actively downloading all their emails. We continue to wonder just how safe the Fed's email server is...

The hacking of the Senate appears to have been a "bonus round" to what LulzSec was actually targetting, which seems to have been Bethesda Softworks. Below is how the hacker group describes their action:

Greetings Internets,
This is a story all about how we made Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax
Media, and everything they own, our bitch for life.
As you should know, The Lulz Boat stores vast amounts of booty;
much of this booty we don't release as it's simply too shiny and/or
delicious. As of late, certain inferior sailing boats have discovered
flaws in Brink (, thinking themselves exciting and new.
Too late. The Lulz Boat controls this ocean, chumps.
Some weeks ago, we smashed into Brink with our heavy artillery Lulz
Cannons and decided to switch to ninja mode. From our LFI entry point,
we acquired command execution via local file inclusion of enemy fleet
Apache vessel. We then found that the HTTPD had SSH auth keys, which
let our ship SSH into other servers. See where this is going?
We then switched to root ammunition rounds.
And we rooted... and rooted... and rooted...
After mapping their internal network and thoroughly pillaging all of
their servers, we grabbed all their source code and database passwords,
which we proceeded to shift silently back to our storage deck.
Please find enclosed everything we took, excluding one thing -
200,000+ Brink users. We actually like this company and would
like for them to speed up the production of Skyrim, so we'll
give them one less thing to worry about. You're welcome! :D
Please keep making awesome games, guys, and you should
totally add an official LulzSec top hat to new releases.
But anyway, bwahahaha... >:]

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Caviar Emptor's picture

Tyler you catch this? 

In 11th currency swap deal: 


China builds Kazakh ties, bypasses USD with FX swap



your neighbor's picture


Just like "they" can implant whatever "evidence" that feel is necessary, the lulz boyz most undoubtedly can implant all sorts of "words" for takedown purposes if they so choose.

wanklord's picture

I definitively love Linux!!

jeff montanye's picture

wow indeed.  the computer, which looked circa 1965 as if it were the perfect tool for big brother, has bred its/his own nemesis.

GoinFawr's picture

Eric Blair never wrote anything about that!

J in Vegas's picture

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

J in Vegas

ExpendableOne's picture

If any of you have a few days to spare, attend the DEFCON conference.  It's an eye opener.


A Nanny Moose's picture

Capture the flag bitchez!

The key takeaway from this conference is that the only secure computer, is the one that is never built.

cougar_w's picture

 their lulz are low

we did it 4 teh lulz

And people were bitching about Wikileaks? Anon are your daddy now. Get your game on for some serious shit-slinging.

CPL's picture

It's always 4 da Lulz.


With the SummerFags coming online it's going to get more interesting.

I think I need to buy a gun's picture


Problem Is's picture

These are CIA-NSA-US Security Apparatchik, false flag operations...

Phony "Hacks" and The Wall Street Puppet
Obama Bin Lyin'

These psy-ops are designed to give the puppet Obama Bin Lyin' the excuse to shut down the internet and alternative media that has been broadcasting the truth and eroding the worthless corporate whore media...

And eroding the legitimacy of the much more worthless bought and bribed US political class of fools and useful idiots...

Wake Up Amerikan Rable
The next move of the corporate power structure will be to use these phony "hacks" as an excuse to shut down internet dissent...

jeff montanye's picture

if this is obama's idea of a false flag operation, he's not very good at it.  i think he's making more of them than he's killing (cf. rummy).

dark pools of soros's picture

if you were ever able to explain what a 'real hack' was then maybe someone might dig a hole next to your buried head and listen to your..  after getting past the tinhat..  crazy ideas

i-dog's picture

Won't happen ... they need it more than we do!

They will try individual country censorship schemes to limit our access, but those require voluntary participation by all ISPs and are easily skirted.

BorisTheBlade's picture

Since OBL is feeding fish somewhere in the Persian Gulf, Anon is to become a bogeyman #1.

CPL's picture


Looks like Operation CTRL-ALT-BERNAKE has broken out of the gate.

Eireann go Brach's picture

Did they find any Weiner photos on Nancy Pelosi's computer yet?

CPL's picture

...I've been staring at that and trying to figure out how to put "Uranus" into a retort.


I got nothing...

cougar_w's picture

Oh I don't know, "putting Uranus into a retort" works fine.

Actually anything involving Uranus is lulz.


CPL's picture

That and's pure win all around.

cougar_w's picture

Astromers have discovered Klingons in the gas rings around Uranus.

I better stop now. I'm at actual work.

SWRichmond's picture

Just don't be puttin' a retort in Uranus.

MrSteed's picture

But, is lulz marklar...ooops sorry, meant is marklar, marklar?

sabra1's picture

no, but they did find a weiner in nancy pelosi!

Reese Bobby's picture

Is a fossilized weiner still a weiner?  I suppose...

Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez's picture

To prevent premature ejaculation I used to picture Yogi Berra, then Hillary Clinton in my mind but Pelosi has now taken their place.  I have to warn you though don't hold Pelosi's image in your mind for too long, otherwise you will be taking a drive to the pharmasist to get that other blue pill:)


Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez

jeff montanye's picture

uh oh.  imo hillary and nancy are both hot, at times.  but then yogi berra's not so bad either.  cute in a witty way.  lotsa rings too.

Chump's picture

Pics or it didn't happen.

Eluetherios's picture

Maybe we should detain these guys, torture their ass in guantanamo for being 'terrorists' and never charge them!

earnyermoney's picture

Forget Guantanamo, move straight to Predator drone strike.

JW n FL's picture

they should have used the drones on Goldman Sachs or other AAA Rated Corporations! not kids bustin Ballz for LuLz!

cougar_w's picture

Some (most?) of these "guys" are 17 yo hacking from the school library.

Good fucking luck with that one, Sparky.

nonclaim's picture

I thought he meant the other guys in the senate; the 71 yo hacking the school library (so nobody learns how to read the bills).

Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez's picture

Even better, as we have done before let's torture their children in front of the suspected terrorists.  This is what we have done before at GiTMO.  These are brave men that do this for our country.


Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez

Cdad's picture

Oh man....I'm jiggling again.  Could someone please ping me and let me know that this is not some red pill/blue pill thing.  I'd really appreciate the reality check.



augie's picture

I'm so excited that any further hardening of my nipples would result in warping of the space time continuum. This is why hope is so dangerous. 

UGrev's picture

I feel time around my nipples slowing down as well.. 

Cdad's picture

Ummmm....excuse I was pill or blue?

Everyone's nipples not withstanding, I am becoming more confused, not less.


cougar_w's picture

Ah! Then perhaps you are ready to actually begin your spiritual journey into knowing, grasshopper. The first step is always taken down the rabbit hole ...

Cdad's picture

WTF are you talking about?  I have been squatting in the cosmic bunny hole for months, and using my nonmortgage payments to finance short positions against ALL OTHER PEAKS in Austria, and now SHORT ALL OTHER SOLAR SYSTEMS.

I thought we were talking about those other guys' nipples?

cougar_w's picture

Mountains. Nipples. The universe is fractal!

I think I just had a religious experience.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Now this is funny. Excellent exchange. :-)


CrazyCooter's picture


I am not sure if it is possible to know the "intent" at this time, perhaps for a long time.

"Hackers" are a spectrum, with "kids" at one end just running software they download from hacker sites and such. At the other end of the spectrum are pedantic geniuses probably motivated by an inner passion to know every itsy-bitsy detail of complex information architecture. Invariably, when you know every itsy-bitsy detail and how it all fits together, getting around is a lot easier than it seems.

I am pretty confident that script kiddies are not hacking into the Senate and bragging about it which puts us at the other end of the spectrum. So again, it comes back to intent.

One one hand, the groups could be legit, pissed off citizens (of many nations most likely) with a geniune desire to put an ice pick in the tires of the machine. On the other hand, this could be a complete shit show designed to destroy the competition through specific releases (every power has a list of close enemies they would love put out to pasture) with the culmination of internets as we know it getting the plug pulled. Ya know, to "protect us".

I am worried...



Cdad's picture red pill guy...which really sucks, as I have been eating red pills my entire life, and I was actually looking for a little blue pill relief on this one.

But I appreciate your straight answer, and I extend my respects in return.