In a threat assessment of online hacking groups Anonymous and Lulz Security (LulzSec) released Monday, DHS describes the majority of members in those organization as “script kiddies,” or “[u]nskilled individuals who use scripts or programs developed by others to attack computer systems and networks and deface websites.”

The report, however, comes after a group of Anonymous-linked hackers called LulzSec “demonstrat[ed] moderately higher levels of skill and creativity, evidenced in attacks using combinations of methods and techniques to target multiple networks.

“To date, their attacks have largely resulted in the release of sensitive documents and personally identifiable information.  These attacks have the potential to result in serious harm, particularly to Law Enforcement and other Federal, State and Local Government personnel who may be targeted as a result,” reads the report.

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