Hackers associated with the Anonymous and the Antisec movement claim to have compromised and defaced various Panda Labs’ websites earlier today.
The hack comes one day after the news broke of the indictment of five core LulzSec hackers on various counts of hacking and other related charges.
As always, the hack was announced on the AnonymousIRC twitter handle and accompanied by a post on the text-sharing site, Pastebin. At the time of publication, Panda Labs had regained control of and restored their sites.
In their Pastebin rant, Anonymous claims that Panda Labs has been working with law enforcement authorities to expose Anonymous m embers, particularly the 25 alleged Anonymous members recently arrested across South America and Europe in an operation coordinated by Interpol. Anonymous goes on to claim that those arrested weren’t even hackers, but that they were merely activists attempting to denounce injustice. The BBC reports that Panda Labs is denying any involvement with that operation.
Anonymous claims to have compromised Panda Labs antivirus product. The company, however, claims that none of their information had been compromised.
Panda Labs technical director, Luis Corrons, told the BBC that the attack is likely a response to a blog post published yesterday in which he heralded the LulzSec arrests as “good news.””
If I could have had the opportunity I would love to have collaborated with the law enforcement officers to arrest those people – but we didn’t in this case,” Corrons told the BBC.
AnonymousIRC twitter handle posted a mirror of one of their Panda Labs defacements here.