Mon, Jun 27, 2011 | 08:28 BST
Lulzsec announces retirement, leaks final details
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 Enix, Eve Online, Minecraft, League of Legends and The Escapist.
You can read the full statement over here.