LulzSec members sail in Anonymous seas

All six members of disbanded LulzSec group join hands with hacktivist group Anonymous

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LulzSec members sail in Anonymous seas Hacker group LulzSec has disbanded. The group only planned to be active for 50 days.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  June 28, 2011

Members of the recently disbanded hacker group, LulzSec, have apparently joined up with Anonymous, the hacker group famed for its hacktivism attacks on governments worldwide.

"@Lulzsec was born from #Anonymous and now has returned. The names have changed but the threat persists. SPOT ON," read a Tweet on the Anonymous IRC Twitter feed.

A later post claimed the move has nothing to do with the recent arrest of an alleged member of LulzSec by UK police.

The now united LulzSec, Anonymous hacking group most recently boasted on their Twitter feed of attacking several government servers; “Latest Anti-Sec Dump Targets Anguilla, Brazil, Zimbabwe and Australian Government Servers #AntiSec,” read the Tweet.

Hacker group LulzSec was independently responsible for hacks into US government sites, Sony BMG and several US broadcasting and announced on Sunday that it was disbanding, saying it had only planned to be active for 50 days.

“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. All to selflessly entertain others - vanity, fame, recognition, all of these things are shadowed by our desire for that which we all love. The raw, uninterrupted, chaotic thrill of entertainment and anarchy,” said a press release on the LulzSec website.

The group also announced that it was made up of six people, but did not mention the 19-year-old hacker arrested for apparent ties with LulzSec. The press release stated that behind the LulzSec façade, its members were just human.

“Behind this jolly visage of rainbows and top hats, we are people. People with a preference for music, a preference for food; we have varying taste in clothes and television, we are just like you. Even Hitler and Osama Bin Laden had these unique variations and style, and isn't that interesting to know? The mediocre painter turned supervillain liked cats more than we did,” the press release stated.

The LulzSec hacker group gained momentous support in the 50 days it was active, with over 284,000 followers on Twitter. The group posted its last Tweet on 26th June; “Oh, oh, finally! Media, please be sure to report on the actual files we leaked, not just our silly press statement. Much love. <3 Ciao. <3”.

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