Lulzsec Target Brazilian Government

Two of the official Brazilian government websites were brought down during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The sites are the official web pages of the Brazilian government and the scam is the equivalent of bringing down the Downing Street site.

The sites were inaccessible this morning after LulzSec had flooded the site. Users simply received an error message stating that the site had suffered a timeout.

The Brazilian government adds to a growing list of victims which includes the CIA, the US Senate, the US television broadcaster PBS, Britain’s Serious and Organised Crime Agency, Sony and Nintendo.

LulzSecBrazil tweeted: “TANGO DOWN &,” when the job was done.

On Monday night 19 year old Ryan Clearly was arrested in his family home. Scotland Yard claimed that a “significant amount of material” was seized.

Although there were no tweets for over 10 hours from LulzSec they did eventually reply with two denials including:

“Seems the glorious leader of LulzSec got arrested, it’s all over now..wait..we’re all still here! Which poor bastard did they take down?”

His older brother Mitchell commented “He’s not the sort of person to do anything mad or go out and let his hair down or do anything violent. He stays in his room – you’ll be lucky if he opens his blinds, but that’s just family isn’t it? I barely see him – I’m more of a footballer person – he’s more of an inside person.”

The arrest appears to have prompted a scam on Facebook. It has been alleged that people may be making commission through sharing a picture of two pixelated men leading another pixelated man away from a building.

“Sharing and liking the page, followed by clicking on the link, led me to third party webpages that urged me to download a program called iLividSetupV1.exe which attempted to install a series of toolbars.” Sophos senior technology consultant Graham Cluley stated in a blog post.“It is certainly inventive to exploit the breaking news story of the arrested hacker,” he added.

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