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[Update] Alleged LulzSec Member “Topiary” Released On Bail.

  • August 1, 2011 10:40 am


Freedom! (Temporarily that is.) Alleged LulzSec member, Topiary (aka: Jake Davis), has made bail in London according to FT. The presiding judge said Davis’ young age, clean record and “media shock” all factored into the bail agreement. Speaking of which, as part of Davis’ bail requirements, all usernames/passwords for online accounts must be handed over and his Dell laptop with separate 100 GB external hard drive must also stay behind. As for the former, Davis says that most if not all of the account information he knows has likely already been changed. The latter, however, could prove to be quite the treasure trove considering Davis’ position within LulzSec.

For now, Davis will have to get more in tune with the simpler life as he is barred from any internet access be it computer, smartphone or internet-enabled toaster as well as having to adhere to a strict night-time curfew at his parents’ house.

As for his defense, Davis’ lawyer will argue that his client was merely the public face of LulzSec — mainly manning the official Twitter account — and therefore not directly responsible for any of the actual attacks.

The Jake Davis/Topiary/LulzSec scene will likely get more detailed in the coming days and weeks. Stay tuned for more LulzSec/Anonymous news as it happens…

Update

It is now being reported that police officials have found ~750,000 passwords as well as several different drafts of the fake Rupert Murdoch death story that was published on the Sun website last month contained within Topiary’s (Jake Davis’) laptop hard drive. Looks like claims they “got the wrong guy” are eroding away.

[Update: New Dox x2] Anonymous, LulzSec And th3j35t3r Internet Spat Continues. Jester Allegedly Outed.

  • July 29, 2011 12:26 am

The ongoing internet spat between anonymous and LulzSec hacker groups as well as individual hacker “th3j35t3r” (The Jester) just became more interesting tonight, with Anonymous launching “Operation Frosty”. The main goal of the groups’ latest conquest is to “Dox” (read: out) their most vocal public opponent — The Jester (aka:Ryan Michael Berg).

The main reason for the ongoing fight thats led up to latest Dox is that The Jester is certain anonymous and LulzSec are terrorists associated with jihadists and muslim extremists. Pardon us why we bust out in laughter (GS site nuked in 3…2…1…)

Moving on, in addition to outing the Jester/Berg the groups posted additional information pertaining to a “Joseph K. Black” whom is a close friend of The Jester. Take note (in the full release after the break) of the many different twitter accounts held by Black — and we mean many.

According to the Pastebin published by Anonymous, both The Jester and Black worked in the military and/or work at Black and Berg Security Consulting together. The two could even be related — at least Anonymous seems to think so.

The various stories and events relating to Anonymous, LulzSec, and The Jester over the last several months have been called a lot of things. For now, we’re calling it entertaining. You?

“Operation Frosty” detailed after the break…

Update

Added much larger, more thorough Jester dox

Update 2

Added J. Black’s Dox

LulzSec Topiary Arrest: Did UK Police Arrest The Wrong Guy? Evidence Says Yes.

  • July 28, 2011 8:23 am


Yesterday it was revealed that alleged LulzSec second in command “Topiary” (@atopiary) had been arrested by UK police on the Shetland Islands off the north east coast of Scotland. But is the guy they arrested really Topiary?

LulzSecExposed is reporting the man the 19-year old man by the name of Daniel Chatfield that the UK police arrested yesterday is not the real Topiary. Instead, the “real” Topiary is a 23-year old Swedish guy called Daniel Sandberg. LulzSecExposed even links to this picture which supposedly shows Topiary on camera. Further supporting the claim that UK police arrested the wrong guy is another article by DailyTech which also cites the same aforementioned link depicting Topiary’s face (allegedly) and also claims that he (Topiary) is a 23-year old Swedish man.

Needless to say, it would be another victory for LulzSec and another massive failure for police as they’ve been rather hot and heavy on the hacker groups’ tails for the last several months without any real headway to speak of.

Stay tuned as we continue following the latest LulzSec and Anonymous news…

[Update] Alleged LulzSec Member “Topiary” Taken Into London Police Custody.

  • July 27, 2011 2:06 pm

Update

It appears UK police were duped. The guy they arrested isn’t the real Topiary — Link.

The latest news surrounding now infamous hacker group LulzSec takes a more serious tone this afternoon with reports that the group’s second in command, @atopiary, has been arrested by the UK’s Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU). The man/almost boy is 19 years old and was found at a residential address in the Shetland Islands off the north east coast of Scotland.

Claims that atopiary is in fact “second in command” have not been confirmed, nor has information claiming atopiary’s real name is “Daniel” — a name which has been mentioned in a few leaked files.

Besides being the so-called second in command, it is also believed that Topiary is/was the main public face of LulzSec and operator of the LulzSec Twitter account — last updated 5 hours ago. Topiary’s personal Twitter account has been wiped of previous tweets except for one that reads: “You cannot arrest an idea.”

Anonymous And LulzSec Respond To FBI: “You Can’t Arrest An Idea”.

  • July 21, 2011 9:17 am


It goes without saying that the various government bodies around the world are not friends of Anonymous or LulzSec. The latter two groups in particular are everything a government is not — open and unbiased. And now that the stakes are getting much higher, with Anonymous and LulzSec hacking NATO’s apparently resilient security (/sarcasm), we’re pretty much guaranteed to see FBI and friends step up their public assault on both groups.

On that note, the FBI publicly addressed the group via a press release recently, claiming that they find Anonymous and LulzSec’s hacking escapades completely unacceptable. Seeing it fit to return the favor in the same fashion, Anonymous and LulzSec have come together and issued their own joint press release calling out the FBI, U.S. Government, and any other government and/or corporation whom hide behind lies and greed.

Full “Press Release” after the break…

LulzSec Claims To Have Emails Pertaining To Murdoch Scandal. Release Coming Later Today.

  • July 19, 2011 1:30 pm


While the overall specifics about the great Murdoch news empire are still a bit sketchy, things might just get cleared up rather quickly. LulzSec “leader” Sabu claims the group is sitting on a large pile of News International emails that if when released could turn somebody’s relatively horrendous day into a suicide watch. We’ll updated you once the emails go live.

Update

Nothing yet…

Secret Hacker Tools 101: The LulzSec Cake.

  • July 14, 2011 8:14 pm


We’re pretty sure We’d bet our first born that this is the nerdiest (read: coolest) cake we’ve seen yet. Yeah, in our eyes it’s even better than the playable Angry Birds cake — not as fun but far more meaningful (and less messy to clean up). Hacking the FBI, PBS, and other apparently security-lacking entities is tiring. Fill up that gut with another pic after the break…

Tuesday Treat: Anonymous Claims Tomorrows Release To Be Biggest Yet.

  • July 11, 2011 9:06 am


Infamous “hacktivist” group Anonymous apparently has a treat prepared for all of us. Announced via their @anon_central Twitter account anonymous claims tomorrow will be the “biggest day” yet for the group. What do you think the latest leak will contain? Moon landing hoax photos? Rosewell pics from the 1950s? The name of the real JFK killer?

Stay tuned…

Italian And Switzerland Police Arrest 15 Alleged Members Of Anonymous.

  • July 8, 2011 2:28 pm

Starting with the great PSN hack of mid-April, hacking incidents have commanded a premium in the tech world and mainstream media more in this year than we can remember. Part of that could be everyone’s focus on each and every hacking incident that comes to light. Nonetheless, hackers have stepped up their game — look no further than the 50-day reign of LulzSec and their unstoppable “canon of Lulz” that brought countless companies to their knees, some more seriously than others. But no one remains at large forever, even on the open web.

Today, Italian and Switzerland police forces claim to have arrested up to 15 members of the infamous Anonymous hacker group. According to Italian Polizia director Antonio Apruzzese, the arrest of these individuals is good for the world at large for they have:

…”created serious economic damages, having targeted a number of Italian businesses, including power companies Eni and Enel, multinational conglomerate Finmeccanica, media group Mediaset, and broadcaster RAI.”

Of the 15 men arrested, five were under the age of 18 and none were older than 28.

Contrary to the claims of Swiss and Italian police forces, Anonymous denies that the arrest is anything to worry about, that they are not some “group” that can be captured, and that they don’t have any leader.

“Anonymous denies these media reports (and) reiterates that this is impossible: Anonymous is not been dismantled. Anonymous has no leaders, no structure. All Anonymous members operate at the same level”

With the Anonymous’ attacks getting larger and more revealing with each passing month as well as security forces around the world increasing the scope of their hunt, this is one cat & mouse game you don’t want to miss.