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LulzSec Announces Disbandment; "A-Team" Reveals Their Secrets [Updated]

News; Jun. 26, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Tyrone M. Cato
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Lulz Security (LulzSec), the computer hacking entity claiming responsibility for compromising 1,000,000 PSN user accounts, as well as for hacking Nintendo, Bethesda, and numerous other company websites (including messing with the CIA) has hung up its top hat and pocketed its monocle. 

LulzSec as we knew it is no more.

Or those aloof accessories were snatched from them.

In a tweet posted around midnight GMT, LulzSec linked to a post (which can now be viewed here because the post was taken down) in which it gave its parting words. Attached to the post were files containing 750,000 accounts (and passwords) from several gaming forums and the Battlefield Heroes Beta

Last week, LulzSec tweeted information for two people who leaked some of LulzSec's logs. It seems that someone decided to do the same for them.

Earlier today, the group calling itself the "A-Team" posted what it says to be the names, locations, aliases and even family members of the ones who make up Lulz Security. 

According to the "A-Team," LulzSec's members live around the globe, some in the Lincolnshire, UK; one in Saratoga, New York and elsewhere. The comprehensiveness of the information is eerie, with the "A-Team" going so far as to list places the LulzSec members have worked, what they are/were majoring in college, and whether their family members use hearing aids.

It could all be a coincidence that the weekend before all this info was leaked is the time LulzSec decided to announce its disbandment. Yeah.

In the goodbye message, LulzSec mentions that its "crew of six wishes you a happy 2011," which was the only public confirmation of the group's numbers. 

LulzSec says it had hopes that its work has had some effect on the world of electronic security, good, bad, or otherwise. 

"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."


Disclaimer: OMGN doesn't either condone or condemn the work of LulzSec (as we are neutral in most matters). We certainly wouldn't advise downloading their latest leak of data as it is infected by malware. Viewers who have already downloaded the file, but not explored the "BootableUSB" folder are advised to avoid this folder, and all viewers who have downloaded the files are urged to run a virus scan immediately.