LulzSec Claims Hack of Senate Website

Kara Reeder

The hacker group known as LulzSec is claiming that it has cracked the U.S. Senate's website, according to The Wall Street Journal. The group has posted a configuration file from the website on its homepage. LulzSec says the hack was "just-for-kicks."

AFP reports that the Senate Sergeant at Arms has confirmed the attack, but says no sensitive information was accessed. The Sergeant of Arms says the server that was breached

is for public access on the public side of the Senate's network firewall, and any files that individual Senate offices place there are intended for public consumption.

While LulzSec may see the hack as playful, Sophos analyst Chester Wisniewski notes that under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, it could earn someone a prison sentence of five to 20 years, if convicted, says


LulzSec is behind numerous Sony breaches and the hack of FBI affiliate InfraGard Atlanta.

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Dec 3, 2013 9:17 PM Marie Kris Marie Kris  says:
Too bad. Just be vigilant next time! Reply

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