LulzSec disbands: Final cache includes AT&T internal data and 750,000 user accounts – ZDNet
But it seems that LulzSec wasnâ€™t in it for the â€˜lulzâ€™ after all.
The problem for groups shrouding themselves in anonymity is that they can never truly gauge the public or press response to their actions.
Just as it was with Wikileaks and Anonymous, and the impact that 4chan and its crucial elements of anonymity have had on memeâ€™s and popular culture, these viral constructs are unpredictable, difficult to manage and ultimately, all but impossible to maintain.
What is clear, however, that the supposed six that are mentioned in their press release as being the ones behind the subversive group, have called it a day.
In a statement via its official Twitter feed this evening:
â€œAgain, 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 weâ€™ve gathered for it in such a short space of time is truly overwhelming, and not to mention humbling. Please donâ€™t stop. Together, united, we can stomp down our common oppressors and imbue ourselves with the power and freedom we deserve.â€
After delving into the latest release, around three quarters of a million usernames and passwords across a number of different sites have been hacked, collected and now disseminated to thousands of other users. These login accounts include details of the Battlefield Heroes game, as well as for website Hackforums.net.
More usernames and passwords relate to the NATO Bookshop, for which the URL of the page now simply redirects to the NATO homepage. It is unclear whether these accounts relate to NATO operations or internal network access.
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