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LulzSec Hackers Take Credit for Hack of US Senate, Gaming Company

Hacker collective Lulz Security has taken credit for hacking the U.S. Senate and Maryland-based gaming company Bethesda Softworks, according to media reports.

“Bethesda, we broke into your site over two months ago,” the group tweeted yesterday, according to The Los Angeles Times. “We’ve had all of your Brink users for weeks. Please fix your junk, thanks! ^_^”

The group also released a statement, bragging about its hacking skills and describing how it “smashed into Brink with our heavy artillery Lulz Cannons and decided to switch to ninja mode.”

“After mapping their internal network and thoroughly pillaging all of their servers, we grabbed their source code and database passwords, which we proceeded to shift silently back to our storage deck,” the statement said.

LulzSec, whose recent pranks involves hacking PBS and posting a story on Tupac being alive and living in New Zealand, said it loves Bethesda Softworks and wants to help “speed up the production” of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, a role-playing game currently under development.

The same admiration was lost on the U.S. government; LulzSec yesterday released a “small, just-for-kicks” amount of data it said was from Senate.gov.

“We don’t like the US government very much,” LulzSec said in a separate statement. “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!’

 

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