(The Hosting News) – Capitol Hill Law Enforcement recently acknowledged that the U.S. Senate’s official website had been breached.
The hacker group known as Lulz Security was able to access configuration files on the site’s servers but didn’t access anything too confidential. Lulz Security then posted the information on its website on Monday.
In an official statement, Martina Bradford, Senate Deputy Sergeant-at-Arms said, “Although this intrusion is inconvenient, it does not compromise the security of the Senate’s network, its members or staff.”
Meanwhile, the hacking group also acknowledged that it had breached a site belonging to gaming company Bethesda Softworks.
Although the hacking group did access some user data, the gaming company says Lulz Security didn’t breach any vital financial information belonging to users.
Lulz Security said it could have revealed more user data stored on the site but declined, saying, “We actually like this company.”
Lulz Security has been motivated by the U.S. government’s recent declaration that some hacking breaches could be considered an act of war. In recent months, the group has breached sites belonging to PBS, an FBI affiliate, Sony, and Nintendo.