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LulzSec claims to have hacked FBI-affiliated website

June 3, 2011 |  7:29 pm

Lulz Security, the group also known as LulzSec that recently hacked the websites of PBS and Sony, posted a tweet Friday claiming to have hacked an FBI-affiliated website. 

The group posted a claim on the website Pastebin that it had hacked the Atlanta chapter of Infragard, a partnership between the FBI and the private sector dedicated to preventing terrorism and criminal acts against the U.S. It also claimed to have posted nearly 200 user names, saying "all of them are affiliated with the FBI in some way."

The website,, displayed only a video that appeared to have been posted on a YouTube account related to the Internet group Anonymous.

In response to another of LulzSec's recent hack attacks, technology blog Gizmodo created a database to help users find out whether their personal information was among the data leaked Friday by the hacker group.

LulzSec also published the information Friday on Pastebin, according to the Associated Press.

The Gizmodo database is about as simple as it could be; enter your related email address and the database lets you know if you are among those compromised. Gizmodo also notes that the database doesn't store any of the entered text.

"This isn't stuff you want floating around, or in the hands of a nefarious stranger," said Gizmodo writers Sam Biddle and Chris Beidelman in the article containing the database search tool.


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