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CIS 608 - Information Security Management

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Post 016 - CIS 608

LulzSec (right)

Anonymous (left)

High Profile Hacker Groups in Recent New Releases: Anonymous and LulzSec

I agree that Anonymous and LulzSec bear watching, my view of them and their skills is that they are bunch of attention starved, narrowly focused, miscreants with above average IQs.

Look at these names from the bust by the FBI in the San Francisco area in July 2011:

Their names are: Christopher Wayne Cooper, 23, aka "Anthrophobic;" Joshua John Covelli, 26, aka "Absolem" and "Toxic;" Keith Wilson Downey, 26; Mercedes Renee Haefer, 20, aka "No" and "MMMM;" Donald Husband, 29, aka "Ananon;" Vincent Charles Kershaw, 27, aka "Trivette," "Triv" and "Reaper;" Ethan Miles, 33; James C. Murphy, 36; Drew Alan Phillips, 26, aka "Drew010;" Jeffrey Puglisi, 28, aka "Jeffer," "Jefferp" and "Ji;" Daniel Sullivan, 22; Tracy Ann Valenzuela, 42; and Christopher Quang Vo, 22.

I also believe that they suffer from lack of discipline, lack of adult leadership, and lack of imagination and that they couldn’t make a real living in Information Technology if their lives depended on it.

Their real mission should be teaching computers and networking security to fellow inmates while they are incarcerated for the next 10 to 20 years.


Softpedia. (2011). 'Leaked' FBI document calls Anonymous a national security threat: Retrieved from the web at on September 17, 2011.

ITWorld. (2011). Psych profiles show LulzSec, Anons older, more politically focused than they let on, FBI concludes. Retrieved from the web at on September 17, 2011.

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