The end of LulzSec; gamers' data released as a fairwell

At midnight on Saturday 26th June LulzSec, the notorious internet hacktivist group, has announced they are disbanding. They have left a rather large parting gift though, in the form of a torrent. The torrent includes 50,000 user details on gaming websites as well as 550,000 Battlefield Heroes beta registrants.

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movements3338d ago

Good riddance, Lulz Sec. lol.

Gray-Fox-Type03338d ago

didn't they get destroyed by rival anti hacking groups? not so big now lulzsec the lulz are on you.

Ducky3338d ago (Edited 3338d ago )


The hacking group (team poison) just did it cause they wanted attention. They hacked some random guy's website (who they thought was linked to LulzSec but actually isn't involved with them) and made some claims that they had hacked LulzSec.

They haven't released any of their findings either.

Gray-Fox-Type03338d ago


this article not only states team poision attacking but numerous other rival hacking groups owning them i wonder. But still funny though.

MmaFan-Qc3338d ago (Edited 3338d ago )

the real reason is because their "Lulz Ship" is sinking and they are totally aware of it, they've pissed off a lot of peoples and even if they are "disbanding", they will be hunted and they cant avoid it simply by jumping out of their "lulz boat".

you can always run(or swim)....but you will simply die tired.

Kl0ps guys.....the web ninja will still cut your throats in your sleep.


Dee_913338d ago

i dont know whats going on but its hilarious

SilentNegotiator3338d ago (Edited 3338d ago )

They'll just do this BS under a different name in a few days. From Anonymous to LuLzSec to who knows......some of them might not think so, as all of them are, well, anonymous, but I guarantee you that a lot of the instigators were the same.

Attack, go for sympathy through apology (by looking attacked, misunderstood, and having 'butthurt haters'), make a new name/'organization' to cause confusion, repeat.

T3MPL3TON 3338d ago

@Grey-Fox, yeah the other guys exposed a bunch of them a threatened to expose, Lulzsec himself if he didn't cut out his nonsense. The info that was posted obviously isn't worth two craps as most of it is to forums and lets face it a large amount of people have multiple accounts for forums. Lulz isn't done yet. Not until he's been exposed.

Cerberus293338d ago

Stupid douchebags. Trying to act like they're just leaving, they're scared because they're about to get busted.

And does someone wanna explain to me how they're being "oppressed"

_CoD-Pro_3338d ago

A Flying Poptart Cat with rainbow everywhere and an old guy with a big head LOL!

HardCover3338d ago

FatOldMan, you believed the wrong stories.

JoePie (Sven) was in the chat rooms with the main people. It only makes sense to hit him and grab the IRC logs, comb through it, and send the juicy parts to the FBI.

They didn't release the information publicly because they really don't care about getting attention. They made an announcement that they thought LulzSec was doing it wrong, then showed them who the hackers were. You know very well that if they wanted attention they'd tweet about LulzSec constantly and publicize EVERYTHING. Instead they made a few public comments, then moved on to what they usually do.

Besides, I think this is a joke. Seems like a very typical move for a troll to pretend he quits.

Ducky3337d ago (Edited 3337d ago )

^ I see.

I was under the impression that they would release LulzSec's info publicly (which is what the hacked site suggested)

If they've actually handed the information to the proper authorities then that's good. Considering Cleary's arrest was over a month after his info was leaked, I suppose there might be a string of arrests in a few weeks if the info turns out to be correct.

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firemassacre3338d ago (Edited 3338d ago )


TVippy3338d ago

I'm sure they'll strike in a few days. This is just another joke.

RememberThe3573338d ago

Their not gone. They'll probably reassemble in some form under a different name. They're just covering their asses. Hackers are anonymous for the same reason robbers are; you don't do it to get caught. Lets hope they go white hat and stop f*cking with people.

just_looken3338d ago

Well this lasted 2 weeks so whats next the barbiewackers?.

ChrisW3338d ago

These kids are so full of impotent rage, it's pathetic. I bet they'd even go to the extent of calling someone an oppressor if they weren't allowed to have a piece of candy.

My advice; go read up on some Paulo Freire so that you can learn how to properly overcome oppression!

hiredhelp3338d ago (Edited 3338d ago )

These kids have put there tallents to very bad use. If only they engaged there brains not there ego's they could have worked with company's.
Instead they choose to attack and have there own laughs out of it.

Funny thing is theres always hackers that are much better that know the lines and much more mature doing it for years. But not for sabertage. Thoe they could thats my point they know the line, these kids crossed it on many levels.

Wasted talent.

Honky Kong3338d ago

i think the whole point is they are against "companies" im sure these "kids" do other things besides hacking to try and help people understand we live in a world that is fed to us with out much choice in how to live.

ChrisW3338d ago (Edited 3338d ago )

"While the problem of humanization has always, from an axiological point of view, been humankind’s central problem, it now takes on the character of an inescapable concern. Concern for humanization leads at once to the recognition of dehumanization, not only as an ontological possibility but as an historical reality. And as an individual perceives the extent of dehumanization, he or she may ask if humanization is a viable possibility. Within history in concrete, objective contexts, both humanization and dehumanization are possibilities for a person as an uncompleted being conscious of their incompletion."

--Paulo Freire - 'Pedagogy of the Oppressed'

I had to read this numerous times before it stopped being an enigma of words. Take it in deep LulzSec and then read the rest of his book to understand the easily understandable and easily rectifiable misconceptions of the relationship between an oppressor and the oppressed.

Sony3603338d ago

Probably scared of the party van tbh.

bozebo3338d ago

"At least you will all be able to return to your online games in the knowledge the disruptions are likely to be fully over now."

Ok, so clearly the author missed the point.

LulzSec were merely proving that our data is insecure on most sites/databases that hold it. At least they announced their hacks and released the data, no doubt there are other hacker groups/individuals that are stealing information for full blackhat use - we are not meant to be complacent just because LulzSec are "gone".

subtenko3338d ago

just becuz 'they' are 'leaving' doesnt mean sh**....

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frostyhat1233338d ago

The torrent contains 50,000 passwords from members on gaming forums, 550,000 battlefield heroes beta users, AT&T internal data, 200,000 hackforums members, AOL internal data and much more.
Lmao they defiantly went out with a bang!! But thank god there gone. The more people's info we can save the better :)

Kee3338d ago

Wow, that sucks. You could be sitting here not knowing that people are downloading your info right now.

mastiffchild3338d ago

That was always my problem with them-they don;'t care who they hurt. I mean, a lot of those people might have actually agreed with them for Christ's sake. Short sighted and short lived. I guess , though I dunno how legit their claims are that they were always going after so short a time, they had to go, though, as the heat must have been building up and they will never be sure they're safe even now.Crappy way to live your life but if the lulz are worth that and upsetting innocent people then great, I don't get it mind, not at all.

frostyhat1233338d ago

Hahah someone probably already is using my battlefield heroes account.

eldeladi3338d ago

Frosty: why don't you download the torrent and look for your email and pass

ZombieAssassin3338d ago (Edited 3338d ago )

Ha they got scared, guess if you can't take the heat you better get out of the kitchen.

To be honest though I doubt they'll really quit they prolly just got smart and decided to just not take credit for things anymore...either that or the hacker that was threatening them finally got under their skin.

Ser3338d ago

I'm celebrating with pizza and online gaming tonight.

This is a victory for gamers everywhere.

kaveti66163338d ago

Let's say a group of terrorists send out a video telling the world they are disbanding, but that they're going to blow up a bunch of unknown places later that evening as their final sendoff.

How would you like it if the bombsquad just said, "Yay, they're leaving. I guess we can celebrate."

They're releasing a ton of info right now. This is not a victory.

Ser3338d ago (Edited 3338d ago )

I sympathize with anyone that's had their information leaked and or misused. I also rejoice due to the fact that many, many more will be spared the horrors of cyber terrorism from this particular group.

Of course, LulzSec disbanding does not mean the end of cyber terrorism, there will always be opposition. But for the time being, an enemy has fallen and I am celebrating.

The glass is half full, not half empty.

kaveti66163338d ago

The enemy has not fallen, man.

These guys just got bored and decided to stop working together for a while for their own security.

Ser3338d ago

They've disbanded publicly. For whatever reason is irrelevant.

They were scared, they were bored, they were doing it just for the "lulz." It doesn't matter in the end.

LulzSec has fallen, maybe not the people IN LulzSec, but the group itself has indeed fallen.

Xelestial3338d ago (Edited 3338d ago )

You cannnot always look toward the war's conclusion, for hackers will always be there whether we know it or not. But we can rejoice in the victory of the battle.

We all know Lulzsec disbanding isn't the end of this sort of thing, even if it is for a short time.

But if you live your life expecting or wondering when the next bad thing is going to happen and being afraid of it, you can never enjoy it.

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Honky Kong3338d ago

you were gonna eat pizza and play games online anyway...fatty

JoySticksFTW3338d ago

ain't nothing wrong with pizza and gaming

Yum :)

KozmoOchez3338d ago

I did some pizza and gaming two nights ago...I would do it again.