So after their “planned 50 day cruise” of hacking, Lulzsec is allegedly calling it quits, coincidently after suspected leader, Ryan Cleary, was arrested just a few weeks ago. Their last data leak was from companies such as AT&T, AOL, the FBI, the Navy, NATO gaming forums, and other government websites. Lulzsec released a farewell letter, “50 Days of Lulz” with these leaks, which was probably more mild than we would imagine.
Lulzsec said they hope to leave behind “inspiration, fear, denial, happiness, approval, disapproval, mockery, embarrassment, thoughtfulness, jealousy, hate, even love.” They even refer to themselves as a “humble ship” and address the letter to “Friends around the globe.”
The six members even gave some inspiring words: “You are not failures. You have not blown away. You can get what you want and you are worth having it, believe in yourself.”
While some messages in the letter seem benign and even compassionate, there are lines that infer the operation will sail on, apparently without them. Our only hope is that these messages won’t inspire any sinister actions.
Lulzsec said, “We hope, wish, even beg, that the movement manifests itself into a revolution that can continue on without us.” The legendary hacking group is either drawing the line, or simply putting on another face!
The group made the statement, “While we are responsible for everything that The Lulz Boat is, we are not tied to this identity permanently,” giving us a clue that they may have a trick up their sleeve! Anonymous perhaps?