Lulzsec Hits the Senate

In July of last year, the infamous hacking group LulzSec managed to compromise the websites belonging to the upper house of the United States legislature.

In July of last year, the infamous hacking group LulzSec managed to compromise the websites belonging to the upper house of the United States legislature. The Senate claimed that LulzSec did not access any information behind the Senate computer network’s firewall; in other words, they didn’t get their hands on any sensitive information. However, the incident was still an embarrassment for the Senate, who tried to downplay the incident as merely inconvenient. For their part, LulzSec didn’t overplay the hack, calling it “a small, just-for-kicks release of some internal data from Senate.gov.”

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