LulzSec Hacker Group Dissolves Itself On Its 50 Day Birthday

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The infamous hacker group LulzSec, best known for hacking the website of an FBI affiliate, the Sony network, and even the CIA, has now officially shut down. Their final manifesto, which is reproduced below in its entirety, is summarized as follows: "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...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. We hope we had a
microscopic impact on someone, somewhere. Anywhere." Well, it was fun while it lasted. And so FedWire is safe again. So is, for the time being, the internet.

 

As part of its dissolution, LulzSec released the following torrent.

 

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