Lulzsec Hackers Publicly Disband after High Profile Campaign

Posted on Jun 26 2011 - 4:19pm by Richard Sharp

After 50 days of chaos filled hacking, the security group Luzsec have announced they are to disband, possibly due to the FBI gaining details of the six members of the group. Lulz Security, or Lulzsec for short, announced their retirement from hacking after several high profile attacks including incursions on Sony, Nintendo, PBS and Codemasters over the past month and a half.

They play down the fact that increased law enforcement attention has caused them to disband by falling back on earlier statements that their campaign had a planned lifespan. Their statement explained,”Our planned 50 day cruise has expired.” the group announced in a press release. “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.”

Lulzsec’s attacks served their goals as they felt their victims oppress certain groups, their hacks on Sony where in support of George Hotz, an american hacker who jailbroke the PS3. It is believed they targeted US media agencies, such as PBS, because they supported Wikileaks.

Although the group has publicly disbanded, they encourage others to continue their work. The statement explained, “We hope, wish, even beg, that the movement manifests itself into a revoution that can continue on without us… Please don’t stop. Together we can stomp down our common oppressors.”

You can read the entire statement here. Let us know what you think below.

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  1. Sash June 26, 2011 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    The reason they quit is they probably realized the CIA-FBI-NATO-and every other heavy on the planet is going to hunt them down for the rest of their lives. Makes sense don't it?

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