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[ISN] Hackers Select a New Target: Other Hackers
By SOMINI SENGUPTA and NICK BILTON
The New York Times
July 4, 2011
The hackers, calling themselves the A-Team, assembled a trove of private
information and put it online for all to see: names, aliases, addresses,
phone numbers, even details about family members and girlfriends.
But their targets were not corporate executives, government officials or
clueless bank customers. They were other hackers.
And in trying to unmask the identities of the members of a group known
as Lulz Security, the A-Team was aiming to take them down a peg â and,
indirectly, to help law enforcement officials lock them up.
The core members of Lulz Security âlack the skill to do anything more
than go after the low-hanging fruit,â the A-Team sneered in its posting
In recent weeks, attacks on companies like Sony and government sites
like senate.gov have raised concerns about increasingly organized and
brazen hackers. On Monday, a Twitter account for Fox News was hijacked.
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