LulzSec has been on a tear lately and it appears the newest victims of their rampage are two Brazilian government websites. Both presidencia.gov.br and brasil.gov.br are out of commission with the most likely cause being DDOS attacks.
After LulzSec and Anonymous called the hackers of the world to war against governments and financial institutions, it’s no surprise to see sites down today. So how do we know it was LulzSec that took the sites down and not someone else? LulzSec likes to take credit for their attacks and did so for this one via twitter.
What’s particularly interesting about this is the twitter account is not the main LulzSec one but instead LulzSecBrazil. The official twitter account for the hacker group called that group “Our Brazilian Unit” in a recent tweet. What’s more there exists a LulzSecCali twitter account as well, calling themselves “the California Division of Lulz Security® (LulzSec), the world’s leaders in high-quality entertainment at your expense”
These two regional twitter accounts seem to imply two things about LulzSec. First, it seems they are expanding their name and ideology to different regions of the world. Second, it seems they are organized enough to maintain regional groups for their cause.
The LulzSec main twitter account is promising a dump of information they have gathered as part of Operation AntiSec on Friday. How much, if any, of it comes from the attacks on these two Brazilian sites remains to be seen. Whether more regional groups pop up as a result of this cyber war that LulzSec has waged will also be interesting to watch.