Lawrence Lessig, a respected Law Professor from Stanford University told an audience at this years Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Half Moon Bay, California, that “There’s going to be an i-9/11 event” which will act as a catalyst for a radical reworking of the law pertaining to the internet.
Looks like the US government wants to further control the internet before the greatest financial collapse in world history happens, because this may not be good enough:
No event (worth mentioning) happens in America (and worldwide) ‘for the lulz’.
– 1 in 4 US Hackers ‘Is An FBI Informer’ (Guardian)
– LulzSec ‘takes down’ CIA website (BBC News, June 16, 2011)
– CIA website down temporarily; LulzSec takes credit for the hack [Updated] (Los Angeles Times, June 16, 2011)
– LulzSec kills CIA website for the lulz and Twitter taunts (Computerworld, June 16, 2011)
– Lulzsec takes down the US CIA (Inquirer, June 16, 2011):
HACKERS FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT Lulzsec took down the CIA web site yesterday, ‘for the lulz’.
The group, which hacks or takes down up to three or more online presences a day, announced the hack last night on its twitter feed, saying “Tango down – cia.gov – for the lulz“.
The apparent denial of service attack came on the same day that the hackers opened up a phone request line for targets and continued to rain down its own brand of entertainment on a number of gaming sites, including Eve Online.
This attack seems to have been a brief one and apparently took the US spooks’ web site down for only about an hour. Unlike when it hacked the US Senate, Lulzsec has not released any plundered data and it seemed to move away from its target quickly.
A short while later it added, “Goodnight twitter. The CIA anti-lizards will probably rise from the packet sea while we rest our shining-yet-saturated power field arrays.”
Fun seems to be the motive behind the group’s actions, but that does not mean that it has not created enemies, including some of the infamous 4chan forum members and the even more scary CIA.
That doesn’t seem to bother it though. “Lulz Security, where the entertainment is always at your expense, whether you realize it or not”, reads one of its tweets, “Wrecking your infrastructures since 2011.”
Some here at The INQUIRER strongly suspect that Lulzsec is actually a US government sponsored false flag nuisance hacking operation that’s meant to stampede lawmakers into granting ever more draconian surveillance and control powers over the internet to the emerging US police state.