Lulzsec announces retirement, leaks final details

Sunday, 26th June 2011 10:18 GMT By Debabrata Nath

Lulzsec, the notorious internet hacking group, has announced it’s disbanding exactly 50 days after it was formed.

The team released a farewell statement on its website saying it would continue to support the Antisec movement and urged all of its supporters to do the same.

“Again, behind the mask, behind the insanity and mayhem, we truly believe in the AntiSec movement,” it said.

“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.”

LulzSec also confirmed it would no longer be active and that the group will cease to exist.

“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.”

LulzSec didn’t go out with a whimper: it released another bunch of passwords and other personal user details, which the group claim includes 50,000 passwords from members on gaming forums, 550,000 Battlefield Heroes Beta users’ data, AT&T internal data, 200,000 hackforums member data, AOL internet data and much more.

LulzSec was a group which became notorious in a very short span of time, causing disruption for Bethesda, Nintendo,  Codemasters, Epic, Square EnixEve Online, Minecraft, League of Legends and The Escapist.

You can read the full statement over here.



  1. KrazyKraut

    goodbye internet nazis

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Fin

    My password for Battlefield Heroes Beta was leaked :(

    Luckily, it was my throwaway one.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. rrw

    let me speculate, FBI actually capture the leader and blackmail rest of the group. :)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. DrDamn

    Finally got bored or getting the hell out of Dodge?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. neon6

    Good riddance.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. KrazyKraut

    Its your own fault. Next time choose PW wisely…

    #6 4 years ago
  7. someguy2

    @KrazyKraut If they leak passwords then it doesn’t matter how well constructed your password is.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. SplatteredHouse

    Internet banter has it, that this group was undone by another that discovered and intended to expose real names, addresses and similar details of Lulzsec members.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Moonwalker1982

    Good riddance, fuck off already. Seriously…what pathetic minds do these folks have? They go out by releasing alot of password. Exactly what is their goal? They want people to be proud of them or something? What sad people.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Christopher Jack

    @9, They do it for the ‘lulz’. The most pathetic reason there is. They enjoy pissing off honest & hardworking people. You would be surprised how many criminals have done what ever they have done just for the lulz.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Kaufer

    #3 Let me speculate some more on that.

    The cyber police backtraced one of them and now they realised how the consequences will never be the same. :D

    So now with the certainty that one day police will be knocking on their doors, rather than being caught red-handed with their past activities they will be busying themselves wiping off any evidence of their hacking exploits. Sit pretty and be all smug when the authorities do come.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Talkar

    Wasn’t this group formed several years ago? I seem to remember they did a lot of stuff a couple of years ago x)

    #12 4 years ago
  13. NeoSquall

    I smell bollocks.

    They’re just going deeper undeground and be back once the steam around them boils off.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Moonwalker1982

    @10…sigh…that’s all i can say about it. They surely are some sad individuals.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Lightmanone

    Too bad.. I was looking forward to more. Oh well. All good things must come to an end. and for all the ones who are offended by my opinion: it’s my opinion. And that’s final.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Moonwalker1982


    care to explain why you say this?

    #16 4 years ago
  17. PsychoPCG

    Couldn’t handle the heat.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Christopher Jack

    @16, He’s clearly trolling. I couldn’t believe that any tool actually enjoys a series of disruptive, intrusive & illegal attacks that compromised millions of peoples’ personal information. Expect maybe the drooling morons causing it.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. minxamo

    Ok, everyone can stop panicking, i’m not on any of the lists.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Andreas2402

    sounds like an idiot’s good bye letter to me.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Gekidami

    They got owned by “Web Ninjas”. Their chat logs were leaked and all of the members personal details too.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. rainer

    Luzsec got doxed (identities exposed) by other hackers which is probably what sent them scurrying. Security authorities ain’t going to forget about them either just because they’ve stopped their antics.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. LOLshock94

    you have brought love in my heart <3

    #23 4 years ago
  24. xino

    I wish they get arrested!

    f*king assholes.

    I just don’t get people, they think they are against the government but hurt the innocent.

    If they get arrested, I hope no one employees them but jail their asses for criminal offence,

    #24 4 years ago
  25. YoungZer0

    @6: Ouch.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Schindet Nemo

    Lulzsec got fucked

    #26 4 years ago
  27. NeoSquall

    @22 Oh wow.

    I’m reading that stuff, it’s pretty hilarious.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. ukpri

    reading that stuff, it’s dress for women
    Evening Dress Blog

    #28 4 years ago
  29. NeoSquall

    I don’t know if the feds that “raided” Laurelai’s place were this polite on purpose or have been fooled by him/her just like that.
    In the second case they should feel a bit ashamed now.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. NeoSquall

    Also, I think Lorelai’s career is pretty much finished now.
    Don’t fret to do the operation, though , I guess the inmates will find you better as you are now.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. DSB

    Yeah, they just happen to retire just as the hackers hunting them are closing in and their organisation is falling apart.

    “Mission Accomplished” – In the Bush sense of the term.

    @NeoSquall Several other hackers have been actively hunting them down. They see them as having overstepped the ethics of the hacking community, and by all accounts they seem to be getting extremely close within the last few weeks.!/th3j35t3r – This guy especially.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. sg1974

    There goes vg247 again, too busy reading/republsihing a hacking groups press releases to report the real facts and reasons behind a story, in this case a key member in prison awaiting trial (vg reported their denial of this as absolute fact) and hacks/tactics against them by the wider community. Seems even many haclkers feel they are sanctimonious hypocrites. Others know that if you want to succeed as a hacker, you dont whore yoursself and your work to the media. Anonymopus and Lulz were too fond of the attention, media whores.

    And bang goes half of VG247s output. You have to get back onto talking about gaming all the time, rather than those anonymous defenders of freedom…..

    #32 4 years ago
  33. DSB

    @32 For someone so constantly indignant, you don’t seem very fond of caring to learn anything about what causes that indignation.

    Ryan Cleary provided Lulzsec with a chatroom. He’s mentioned once or twice in the logs that have been released, and there’s absolutely no evidence that he has participated in the actions of the group, nor has he been charged in connection to any of their crimes.

    There is a possiblity that he provided them with a botnet, but that seems to be speculation at this point. And he most certainly was never a key member of any sort, based on what’s currently known.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. sg1974

    One of the rules Ive learnt in life is to ignore thosw who profess to know everything. so off you go.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. YoungZer0

    Yupp, is down. Or not, whatever. Good to know real hackers are helping putting a stop to this shit.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. TheWulf

    Hm. Rainer has the right of it, but not Gekidami. The Web Ninjas were just a group collating data gathered by others, much like TheJester was. There were actually some real hacking groups involved in this.

    TeaMp0isoN for one.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. DSB

    @34 The thing is, I don’t have to profess anything of what’s stated above, it’s very easily verified.

    I realize it has to suck having someone rain on your parade, every time you show yourself to be little more than an entitled moron with a caustic attitude, but really, reading a little and attempting to gain a sense of context goes a long way to prevent these little hissyfits of yours.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. NeoSquall

    @DSB Yeah, I know. My first comment was based on what the original article said but, after reading the stuff posted by Rainer, I can actually believe they’ve disbanded and running into hiding.

    Good job from the real hackers epurating the Internet from this filth.

    As for Ryan Cleary, he’s just an idiot member of AnonOps, who operated some IRC chats and sites for them and then separated himself from the main force to build his own “personal army”.
    Of course he just fell short when faced with the hardship of life as a script kiddie.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. TheWulf

    Also, in regards to Cleary, DSB is right. He also supplied a place (but not the primary one) for AnonOps, and the IRC of ED. Anything that takes ED down a peg or two is okay in my book, so I don’t mind seeing Cleary arrested at all. :P

    #39 4 years ago
  40. TheWulf

    And, just as an FYI, this is why I tend to prefer Anonymous to AnonOps. AnonOps are the ones that tend to do DDoS attacks, Anonymous have been doing more interesting things of late. One of the most fun was Operation: Leakspin. Finding the most interesting, but least exposed leaks on WikiLeaks and sharing them, talking about them, even reading them aloud on Youtube.

    Like they said in their release about this: “They don’t fear the LOIC (denial of service software), they fear exposure.”

    That’s the Anonymous that I tend to occasionally like. Really not that fond of AnonOps at all, but Anonymous can occasionally do some good.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Gekidami

    No. TeaMp0isoN just hacked a Lulzsec members site because they pissed them off over twitter. What has brought Lulzsec down was all of their details getting leaked by Web Ninjas.

    No hacking was involved, just research. I guess that must break your little heart, i know how much of a hard-on hackers give you.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. KrazyKraut

    the longer the password and the more different types of characters your pw has, the harder it is to crack the hashes. thats a fact. ofc is a aes-265 crackable, but it would take hundred of years. the same is it with the PW. and ofc how good the database was secured where the user stuff was saved. it always depends how the stuff was saved.

    try to use google translation:

    btw: is “teamposion” the old “Poisonbox”?

    #42 4 years ago
  43. ExxonValdez

    I hope they get what they deserve.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Blerk

    Not sorry to see the back of this pack of wankers.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. YoungZer0

    @42: You don’t get it, do you? It doesn’t matter how difficult your PW is, if the people who’re responsible for keeping it safe aren’t keeping it safe.

    lulzsec didn’t crack the pw, they cracked the place where all the pw’s were saved. Most of them probably in a txt-file.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Hybridpsycho

    Would be awesome if that was the case :)

    #46 4 years ago
  47. KrazyKraut

    ofc i get it. but i am talking about Battlefield Heroes. The hashes were cracked. The text file was, among other hacks, in the Sony Case. I dont want to have the last, ofc you are right. But afaik were the hashes in the BFH-case encrypted by a tool. Like I posted the article and like u said: it always depends how you save the PW.
    And when you have a long, mixed PW its harder to encrypt them. Thats what I wanted to say.and his case I think I am right too.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Espers

    they are working in facebook now with geocrap.

    #48 4 years ago

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