The Anti Security Movement or popularly written as Anti-sec is a popular movement opposed to the computer security industry. It attempts to censor the publication of information relating to but not limited to: software vulnerabilities, exploits, exploitation techniques, hacking tools, attacking public outlets and distribution points of that information.
Movement followers have cited websites such as SecurityFocus, Securiteam, PacketStormSecurity, and milw0rm to be targets of their cause, as well as mailing lists like “full-disclosure”, “vuln-dev”, “vendor-sec” and bugtraq, as well as public forums and IRC channels.
The start of most public attacks in the name of the anti-security movement started in around 1999 and 2000. The “anti-security movement” as it is understood today was coined by the following document which was initially an index on the anti.security.is website.
The purpose of this movement is to encourage a new policy of anti-disclosure among the computer and network security communities. The goal is not to ultimately discourage the publication of all security-related news and developments, but rather, to stop the disclosure of all unknown or non-public exploits and vulnerabilities. In essence, this would put a stop to the publication of all private materials that could allow script kiddies from compromising systems via unknown methods.
The open-source movement has been an invaluable tool in the computer world, and we are all indebted to it. Open-source is a wonderful concept which should and will exist forever, as educational, scientific, and end-user software should be free and available to everybody.
Exploits, on the other hand, do not fall into this broad category. Just like munitions, which span from cryptographic algorithms to hand guns to missiles, and may not be spread without the control of export restrictions, exploits should not be released to a mass public of millions of Internet users. A digital holocaust occurs each time an exploit appears on Bugtraq, and kids across the world download it and target unprepared system administrators. Quite frankly, the integrity of systems world wide will be ensured to a much greater extent when exploits are kept private, and not published.
A common misconception is that if groups or individuals keep exploits and security secrets to themselves, they will become the dominators of the “illegal scene”, as countless insecure systems will be solely at their mercy. This is far from the truth. Forums for information trade, such as Bugtraq, Packetstorm, www.hack.co.za, and vuln-dev have done much more to harm the underground and net than they have done to help them.
What casual browsers of these sites and mailing lists fail to realize is that some of the more prominent groups do not publish their findings immediately, but only as a last resort in the case that their code is leaked or has become obsolete. This is why production dates in header files often precede release dates by a matter of months or even years.
ANTI-SEC HACKTIVIST GROUPS:
~el8 was one of the first anti-security hacktivist groups. The group waged war on the security industry with their popular assault known as “pr0j3kt m4yh3m”. pr0j3kt m4yh3m was announced in the third issue of ~el8. The idea of the project was to eliminate all public outlets of security news and exploits. Some of ~el8’s more notable targets included Theo de Raadt, K2, Mixter, Ryan Russel (Blue Boar), Chris McNab (so1o), jobe, rloxley, pm, aempirei, broncbuster, lcamtuf, and OpenBSD’s CVS repository.
The group published four electronic zines which can be found here :- http://web.textfiles.com/ezines/EL8/
pHC called themselves “proud supporters of pr0j3kt m4yh3m”. This group also waged war against the security industry and continued to update their website with news, missions, and hack logs.
dikline kept a website which had an index of websites and people attacked by the group or submitted to them. Some of the more notable dikline targets were rave, rosiello, unl0ck, nocturnal, r0t0r, silent, gotfault, and skew/tal0n.
In August 2008, mails were sent through the full-disclosure mailing list from a person/group known as “giest”.
Other targets include mwcollect.org in which the group released a tar.gz containing listens of their honeypot networks.
ZF0 (Zer0 For Owned):
In July 2009, Kevin Mitnick’s website was targeted by anonymous hackers displaying gay pornography with the text “all a board the mantrain by ZF0 (Zer0 For Owned).”.
A group known as the “AntiSec Group” enters the scene by attacking groups/communities such as a Astalavista, popular security “professional” nowayout, a security auditing company named SSANZ and the popular image hosting website ImageShack.
Anti-Sec guys are apparently wholly against the idea of “full disclosure.” What’s that, you ask? According to the rogue group, it’s the security industry practice of making publicly available all security vulnerabilities in order to, as in the example above, enrich itself by selling yet more security software, firewalls, ad nauseum. But, so the gripe by Anti-Sec goes, by making public this security vulnerability information, “genuine” hackers can use it to further their malicious ways, thereby causing all us grief and to, well, buy more security and anti-virus software. It’d be like the United States government publishing top secret security vulnerabilities at nuclear power plants, thereby practically forcing us to buy their nuclear-proof spacesuits. That’s a far-fetched analogy, but you get the gist.
So the Anti-Sec Movement proposes – indeed, they promise — to hack any and all such alleged perpetrators with its perceived impunity, ostensibly in order to stop the perps from “full disclosure.”
Following is a part of the Anti-Sec message:-
Check list / Goals:
Take down every public forum, group, or website that helps in promoting exploits and tools or have show-off sections.
Publish exploits rigged with /bin/rm to whitehats, let them rm their own boxes for you.
Spread the anti-security movement.
—–[ Rules of Engagement:
Don’t get too cocky.
Don’t underestimate anyone.
~ F**k the security industry
~ Keep 0days private
~ Hack everyone you can and then hack some more
Trust no one.
Take back the scene.
Never sell out, never surrender.
Get in as anonymous, Leave with no trace.
Manifesto of group anti-sec
We’re a movement dedicated to the eradication of
full-disclosure. We wanted to give everyone an image of what we’re
Full-disclosure is the disclosure of exploits publicly – anywhere.
security industry uses full-disclosure to profit and develop
scare-tactics to convince people into buying their firewalls,
anti-virus software, and auditing services.
Meanwhile, script kiddies copy and paste these exploits and compile
them, ready to strike any and all vulnerable servers they can get
of. If whitehats were truly about security this stuff would not be
published, not even exploits with silly edits to make them slightly
As an added bonus, if publication wasn’t enough, these exploits are
mirrored and distributed widely across the Internet with a nice
advertisement embedded in them for the crew or website which first
exposed the vulnerability to the public.
It’s about money. While the world is difficult to change, and
certainly continue to be a very important in the eyes of many, our
battle is that of the removal of full-disclosure for the purpose of
making it harder for the security industry to exploit its
It is our goal that, through mayhem and the destruction of all
exploitive and detrimental communities, companies, and individuals,
full-disclosure will be abandoned and the security industry will be
forced to reform.
How do we plan to achieve this? Through the full and unrelenting,
unmerciful elimination of all supporters of full-disclosure
and the security industry in its present form. If you own a
blog, an exploit publication website or you distribute any
“you are a target and you will be rm’d. Only a matter of time.”
This isn’t like before. This time everyone and everything is
Signed: The Anti-sec Movement
“No images were harmed in the making of this… image.”
The Anti-sec movement’s manifesto Appeared on hacked ImageShack.us .
END OF GROUP ANTI-SEC:
In the starting Of 2010 The group Anti-Sec got hacked And exposed .The Owner rome0 also got exposed and now many of its member are now in jail.