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LulzSec claims it's ending its hacking spree
Posted: 26.06.2011 05:37 by Comments: 12
LulzSec is claiming it will stop is massive hacking spree, which began 50 days ago, and posted a press release on The Pirate Bay where the group said its six members say goodbye - but didn't post a specific reason why they were stopping. It's probably that law enforcement's encroachment convinced them to stop, since arrests had started.

However, LulzSec didn't mind sharing unauthorized files including AT&T internal server files, Federal Bureau of Investigation documents and user names and passwords from a multitude of sites such as PBS.org, Facebook, the United States Senate, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

While group members refuted the idea of getting caught and punished (“Worrying is for fools!” proclaimed user Topiary), FBI, CIA and law enforcement agencies have been cracking down, such as the arrest of 19 year old Ryan Cleary, a suspected LulzSec member, by British police for attacking sites with denial-of-service bombs.

Here is the full press release from Lulz Security states:

Friends around the globe,

We are Lulz Security, and this is our final release, as today marks something meaningful to us. 50 days ago, we set sail with our humble ship on an uneasy and brutal ocean: the Internet. The hate machine, the love machine, the machine powered by many machines. We are all part of it, helping it grow, and helping it grow on us.

For the past 50 days we’ve been disrupting and exposing corporations, governments, often the general population itself, and quite possibly everything in between, just because we could. All to selflessly entertain others — vanity, fame, recognition, all of these things are shadowed by our desire for that which we all love. The raw, uninterrupted, chaotic thrill of entertainment and anarchy. It’s what we all crave, even the seemingly lifeless politicians and emotionless, middle-aged self-titled failures. You are not failures. You have not blown away. You can get what you want and you are worth having it, believe in yourself.

While we are responsible for everything that The Lulz Boat is, we are not tied to this identity permanently. Behind this jolly visage of rainbows and top hats, we are people. People with a preference for music, a preference for food; we have varying taste in clothes and television, we are just like you. Even Hitler and Osama Bin Laden had these unique variations and style, and isn’t that interesting to know? The mediocre painter turned supervillain liked cats more than we did.

Again, behind the mask, behind the insanity and mayhem, we truly believe in the AntiSec movement. We believe in it so strongly that we brought it back, much to the dismay of those looking for more anarchic lulz. We hope, wish, even beg, that the movement manifests itself into a revolution that can continue on without us. The support we’ve gathered for it in such a short space of time is truly overwhelming, and not to mention humbling. Please don’t stop. Together, united, we can stomp down our common oppressors and imbue ourselves with the power and freedom we deserve.

So with those last thoughts, it’s time to say bon voyage. Our planned 50 day cruise has expired, and we must now sail into the distance, leaving behind — we hope — inspiration, fear, denial, happiness, approval, disapproval, mockery, embarrassment, thoughtfulness, jealousy, hate, even love. If anything, we hope we had a microscopic impact on someone, somewhere. Anywhere.

Thank you for sailing with us. The breeze is fresh and the sun is setting, so now we head for the horizon.

Let it flow…

Lulz Security — our crew of six wishes you a happy 2011, and a shout-out to all of our battlefleet members and supporters across the globe.


It's doubtful the FBI, CIA and whomever else will stop looking for them just before they've stopped their activities for the time being.
Source: NY Times
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Comments

By MindCoil (SI Veteran Member) on Jun 26, 2011
MindCoil
This just in, lulzsec realizes it is in deep ****. Saving face and calling it quits.

If it is true that a hacker group released their personal data that could be the cause.

I think we're all glad they're gone.
By CaptainJoy (SI Newbie) on Jun 26, 2011
CaptainJoy
not so tough after all
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Jun 26, 2011
PowerJack
It's a shame Ill miss the mayhem.
By Illusive_Serb (SI Veteran Member) on Jun 26, 2011
Illusive_Serb
I hope they hacked the **** out of FBI and likewise agencies...
And God bless those guys/gals...
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Jun 26, 2011
FoolWolf
Hopefully I don't have to change all my online accounts without knowing the reason in awhile and I seriously hope that all the shit they did leads to something being better.
By MindCoil (SI Veteran Member) on Jun 26, 2011
MindCoil
Funny thing, I saw this in the newspaper at work. Yet most people won't even give it a second look.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 27, 2011
herodotus
Most people with home computers (desktops and laptops) don't actually use any internet security, so quite often their PC's are riddled with viruses. It's only when the unit slows down to a crawl or crashes completely do they find out.
As for the FBI and CIA finding them - luck with that. They couldn't even find Bin Laden with thousands, millions of tip-offs...or did they. Still some controversy over that muck-up.
A shame that with all the hacking by this group hasn't changed a damn thing.
By Revan (SI Elite) on Jun 27, 2011
Revan
Actually I think it might have something to do with a little threat from a Team Poison. I kinda had a feeling some real hackers might get a little pissed soon.
Serves those LulzSec suckers right. And it sounds like Anonymous might've had a run-in with them too.
By Aikon_The_Dragonslayer (SI Veteran Member) on Jun 27, 2011
Aikon_The_Dragonslayer
R.I.P (Rot In Purgatory) LulzSec
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jun 29, 2011
herodotus
Well LulzSec had it's fun, now the big time blokes are getting back to work. These 'serious' hacker groups have CEO's, corprate lawyers, sickness benfits...the lot. They are run as a professional company and dislike amateurs stepping on their turf.