US to review security after LulzSec hacks Senate website

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US to review security after LulzSec hacks Senate website

Warwick Ashford

US officials have ordered a security review after hackers broke into the Senate website at the weekend.

LulzSec, which has breached the IT systems at Sony and Fox News, and issued warnings of weaknesses at Nintendo and the NHS, said it had carried out the attack for fun, according to the BBC.

US officials confirmed that there is no individual user account information on the server supporting senate.gov that could have been compromised.

LulzSec posted files online which indicated it had been in the Senate network, but none of the files contained sensitive information.

The intrusion by LulzSec on the senate.gov network comes after the US recently said it would consider cyber attacks an "act of war", and reserved the right to respond to attacks with conventional means if they were found to have been orchestrated by a nation state.


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