Hacker group Lulzsec has managed to hack into the servers belonging to the official US Senate website and game maker Bethesda Softworks.
The group, apparently, aims to highlight security issues on websites by hacking them and posting stolen data to prove that the security on those sites is insufficient.
The latest group to get the LulzSec treatment is the US Senate. LulzSec revealed in a statement on its website (opens in new tab)that it had hacked into the Senate.gov web server and had released ‘small, just-for-kicks’ internal data from the web servers.
In an entirely different direction, LulzSec has also hacked Bethesda Softworks, the game maker behind the popular first person shooter game Brink and the Elder Scrolls series.
LulzSec said that it hacked Bethesda's website, which had previously hacked two months ago, because it admired the company and wanted to get more information on its games.
The group released some corporate information about the company but also reported that it had stolen 200,000 user accounts for Brink. Lulzsec said that it would not release the user information as it liked the games the company made.
“We actually like this company and would like for them to speed up the production of Skyrim, so we'll give them one less thing to worry about,” Lulzsec said.