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LulzSec posts email addresses, passwords for 26,000 porn site users

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LulzSec, which previously hacked into PBS, Sony, Nintendo, and Infragard, a site affiliated with the FBI, has gone all out in its latest hack, which seems aimed at maximum embarrassment rather than any other reason. The hacker group disclosed the email addresses and passwords of 26,000 users of the porn site pron.com.

In order to login to a pron.com account, however, a username is needed, so these accounts are safe. However, they are only safe from financial loss, and the users identified by the emails might be pretty red-faced right about now.

In their post with the email addresses and passwords, LulzSec said,

Hi! We like porn (sometimes), so these are email/password combinations from pron.com which we plundered for the lulz

Among them were a number of .mil and .gov email addresses. LulzSec said the users were "too busy fapping to defend their country." Also listed were 55 admininstrators and webmasters of other porn sites.

Since many people use the same password for all their logins, LulzSec suggested that to maximize the hilarity, people:

  1. sign into their Facebook accounts
  2. find their family members
  3. tell them all about how the victim (you!) signed up to porn sites
  4. watch the hilarity
  5. tell us about it on twitter!
  6. ???????
  7. PROFIT

However, Facebook earned a tip of the hat from LulzSec. As soon as the list was released, Facebook locked every relevant email address to prevent escapades.

LulzSec seems to be quite random in its practices. While it attacked the PBS website over a WikiLeaks documentary that LulzSec objected to, it attacked Sony to embarrass the company, still reeling from its PSN hack from April, and attacked Infragard because of the White House's purported war on hackers. Meanwhile, Nintendo was hacked just for "lulz."

Those might be considered "black hat" incidents, while in the last 24 hours LulzSec donned what might be considered a "white hat," notifying the British National Health Service (NHS) to password vulnerabilities on its network, and bringing a Muslim extremist website crashing down.

LulzSec has been in the news so much lately that it has seemingly eclipsed Anonymous, which it claims to be separate from. However, LulzSec seems to have ties to Anonymous, based on logs which show usernames common to both groups.

The group also works fast and thinks of different targets quickly, as well. Just hours before its hack of pron.com, LulzSec Tweeted,

“We have no direct plans for targets today, but we’ll think of something. Improvisation is a required Lulz Boat skill!”

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