LulzSec Hacks Senate.gov and Bethesda Softworks

LulzSec has gained access to internal data from the United States Senate website, as well as source code and database passwords from Bethesda Softworks.

Bethesda Softworks has produced popular gaming series including Brink, The Elder Scrolls and Fallout. LulzSec said in a press release that they have not stolen the details of more than 200,000 customers. They added ‘we actually like this company and would like for them to speed up the production of Skyrim, so we’ll give them one less thing to worry about.’ According to LulzSec, they hacked into the website two months ago. ‘Please fix your junk,’ advised the company via Twitter.

Sophos, an internet security company, said in a blog post on the LulzSec Senate leak that ‘some basic information on the filesystems, user logins and the Apache web server config files,’ has been stolen. Sophos also mentioned that such hacks were punishable under law, with jail terms of five to twenty years.

In a press release on the Senate by LulzSec, they said ‘this is a small, just-for-kicks release of some internal data from Senate.gov – is this an act of war, gentlemen? Problem?’ A possible reference to Pentagon stating that hacking was an act of war, reported by the Wall Street Journal.