We have been watching for this paradigm
to manifest its self for 3 yrs.
And LutzSec may not running the most
feared paradigm, but he has provided proof
So we are breaking Opsec and SitRep.
The Paradigm is based on the old real world
kidnapping paradigm. Where they seize some
one or something and ransom it.
In the old paradigm the tricky part was
the exchange of the prize for the money.
Without getting busted.
In the cyber world we have the potential
demonstrated by LutzSec of a skill level
so high that it may enable him to do it
Lutzsec seems to have the confidence to
take on the FBI and NSA and the
That alone gave me pause.
The US Government is so worried they
have said they will pull in the Military
to complement their cyber capabilities.
All of which points out the sad state of
cyber security I've been writing about for
There isn't any,
and the WhiteHouse is on the wrong track.
We are moving into the era where a hacker
could sit in plain sight, public, known and
extort money with impunity.
Instead of a bomb attached to a hostage,
he could have a cyber weapon, "Bastard stepson
of Stuxnet" targeting the US Electric grid.
and take down just one city as a demo,
and keep that city shut off.
If arrested the whole of the US elect Grid
goes down. Risking all US Nuclear cooling systems.
If payments not made it goes down.
It looks like LutzSec has NSA, FBI and
the Military worried. #FuckFBIFriday
So far he is a ghost in the Machine.
But is the Lutz a practice run for
I know of only a couple of men in the
world that could pull this off. And of
course that doesn't preclude there
being many more that could also.
And LutzSec has demonstrated the
difference between the "Black hats"
and the "white hats", the difference
between skills leves and mastry of the
net, a Joie de vivre, missing in white hats.
'Black hats' have been handing 'white hats'
their asses for almost 10 yrs now.
Because of a lack of funding.
Hackers vs Security Vendors.
Maybe this will change the hiring paradigm
for Black hats, which side of the fence
do you want them on?
Its a question of surveillance and supervision.
But how can we have these guys running around
on the wrong side of the fence?
If LutzSec comes out, or he is burned
you better have considered the law of
unintended consequences in some detail.
In the end he may not even be dangerous
but he has provided proof of concept.
There is only one way to take him out.
And I nor my BSU's have seen any
evidence of movement in that direction.
If LutzSec isn't the ONE,
be sure HE is coming.
Alternative Gov Lulzsec Paradigm:
Tactical Internet Systems analyst.