Hacker Crew AntiSec Goes After Viacom and Universal Music

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Buzzworthy hacker crew #AntiSec, formed from the ashes of the brief but notorious LulzSec, is claiming to have released a cache of files from the servers of Viacom and Universal Music, according to the Wall Street Journal. Torrents credited to the group have shown up on torrent site The Pirate Bay, which purport to contain umusic.com user passwords and “internal mapping of Viacom and its servers.”

Says text in the file description, “AntiSec is more than Lulz and more than even Anonymous,” referencing the popular 4chan internet mischief-makers. "It is our true belief that this movement has the capability to change the world. And should that fail, we will at least rock the world… [W]e provide material that is primarily against corrupt Governments (in our world this is all Governments) and corrupt companies.” No word on exactly why they consider Viacom a corrupt company, but given hackers’ love of free information, we’re guessing it may have something to do with $1 billion dollar copyright infringement suit against YouTube from 2007.

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