LulzSec, the hacker group of 6 who caused havoc for the past 50 days by hacking websites the good “old fashion way” has announced their 50 days of hacking companies and organizations that deemed themselves “un-hackable”, has finally come to an end. Check out the message from LulzSec below, which was posted on Pastebin.
LulzSec’s most recent hack released a plethora of data from the Arizona Law enforcement, it included hundreds of classified documents, personal emails, names, and phone numbers of Leo’s and their families.
Before that, the group hacked Sony, PBS, the CIA, US Senate, and a FBI Affiliate. They also hacked a number of gaming sites, EVE Online, League of Legends, and Minecraft. They were also blamed fro the hacks against Scotland Yards and the UK Census, but Lulz denied the involvement.
So why were they “disrupting and exposing corporations, governments, often the general population itself, and quite possibly everything in between, just because we could.” At first even I was outraged with their antics, but they did bring a lot of good lessons, like, what passwords not to use and most importantly to never use the same password over and over again. (Click here to learn how to increase your password Security).
So why were they “disrupting and exposing corporations, governments, often the general population itself, and quite possibly everything in between, just because [they] could.” Unfortunately, even though they are shutting down, it doesn’t mean that hacking will stop. Anonymous is still around, and I’m sure another Hacker group is going to step up to the plate when Lulz moves on with their lives.
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.
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
Let it flow…