March 07, 2012, 2:07 PM — Anonymous is thrashing about, looking for targets against which to retaliate following the arrest of five alleged members of the (mostly despised) Anonymous spinoff group LulzSec, betrayed and indicted by one of their own leaders, as the FBI announced yesterday.
The first victim was Panda Security's PandaLabs site, whose home page was defaced with login information of employees as well as slogans and links to the video of a seven-minute screed denouncing Sabu and bragging about Anonymous' own exploits during the past year.
Angry Anonymi blame PandaLabs for lurking in IRC channels, collecting information that helped lead to the arrest of 25 Anons last year.
"Anonymous existed before LulzSec and will continue existing," one grafitti'd message read.
"Yeah Yeah we know...Sabu snitched on us," another read. "As usually happens FBI menaced him to take his sons away we understood."
Evidently they didn't. "Traison (sic) is something we don't forgive," the attackers also wrote, skipping the spellcheck in the midst of all the excitement.
Panda released a statement saying attackers got past only security on the web site, not into the customer databases, source code for Panda antivirus products or sensitive internal data. The login they posted were "for employees that have not been working at Panda for over five years," the statement read.
Liable to get much more attention was the successful DDOS attack on the main web site maintained by the Vatican – a repetition of an attack that failed last year and was chronicled in the New York Times as a standard Anonymous modus operandi.