Hey IT Nerd – Who Is LulzSec? Should I Be Worried?

If you haven’t heard of this hacker group before, you’ve likely heard of their exploits. They’ve hacked Sony, the CIA, and posted account info of various companies online. So who are LulzSec? Lulz Security (LulzSec for short) are a group of hackers with a very interesting sense of humor. The name comes from LOL or laugh out loud because according to them, they do hacks “for the lulz.” They seem to be into pranks and exposing weak security rather than being any sort of serious cyberterrorist group. They announce their hacks and taunt their targets via their Twitter feed.

Should you be worried about this group? Only if you’re a government agency or a major company. The average person likely has nothing to worry about, although they did release that account info recently that likely has a lot of average people very concerned. The only thing that I have to say about them is that their exploits are gaining them a lot of attention. Sooner or later it’s going to get the attention of law enforcement who will be arresting them “for the lulz.” Until that happens, you should expect to be hearing from them a lot.

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