Hacking continues: US Senate website attacked

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Washington, Jun 14: After Sony, Citibank and IMF, its US Senate's turn! The US Senate website has become the latest victim of the high profile cyber attack by the hacker group called Lulz Security, which was allegedly behind the attack on SonyPictures.

Lulz Security announced that it managed to hack the website of Senate Sergeant at Arms, which is responsible for congressional security. The hackers were reportedly taken the internal data of the website and published it on their website.

"This is a small, just-for-kicks release of some internal data from Senate.gov -- is this an act of war, gentlemen?" Lulz Security said in a statement.

Even though the US Senate confirmed intrusion into the server hosting Senate.gov, but said that no sensitive information was compromised. It said that the hackers were only able to read and determine the directory structure of the files placed on the website.

Mean while, the US-based video game company Bethesda Softworks also faced hacking attempt by Lulz Security. The company said that hackers may have gained access to users' names, email addresses and password, but no credit card data or other financial information were compromised.

The latest hacking attempt popped up amid 'operation payback' attacks by another hacker group called Anonymous, which is allegedly behind attack on Sony. Spanish police arrested three members of Anonymous for various cyber attacks and this triggered the hacker group to shut down the Spain police website.

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