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[ISN] Hackers Select a New Target: Other Hackers



http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/05/technology/05hack.html

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 last month.

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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