And just like that LulzSec is gone

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LulzSec arrived on the scene a mere 50 days ago and in this short time managed to annoy or hack into many of our favourite gaming companies such as Nintendo, Sony and Bethesda.

We heard rumours of one of their own being arrested, which they quickly denied and all in all it’s been an interesting ride but now it’s finished.

Unfortunately much to my disappointment they haven’t been caught and brought to justice but rather they have stated that they were only ever in this for 50 days and with that timeline now expiring they are sailing off and disbanding LulzSec for good.

Honestly it’s a very clever idea from them and it will leave them a legacy that will likely only grow over time.

So that’s it, it’s been quick and it’s been real but it’s done. Hopefully someone with less ability now stands up and tries to fill the void only to have a harsh lesson of justice dealt upon them and bringing this hacking craze to a sudden and deserved end.

Friends around the globe,

We are Lulz Security, and this is our final release, as today marks something
meaningful to us. 50 days ago, we set sail with our humble ship on an uneasy and
brutal ocean: the Internet. The hate machine, the love machine, the machine powered
by many machines. We are all part of it, helping it grow, and helping it grow on us.

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. It's what we all crave,
even the seemingly lifeless politicians and emotionless, middle-aged self-titled
failures. 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 we are responsible for everything that The Lulz Boat is, we are not tied to
this identity permanently. 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.

Again, behind the mask, behind the insanity and mayhem, we truly believe in the
AntiSec movement. 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. The
support we've gathered for it in such a short space of time is truly overwhelming,
and not to mention humbling. Please don't stop. Together, united, we can stomp down
our common oppressors and imbue ourselves with the power and freedom we deserve.

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.

Thank you for sailing with us. The breeze is fresh and the sun is setting, so now we
head for the horizon.

Let it flow...

Lulz Security - our crew of six wishes you a happy 2011, and a shout-out to all of
our battlefleet members and supporters across the globe
Source: LulzSecurity

Last Updated: June 27, 2011

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

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