LulzSec Says Goodbye with New Data DumpPosted: 2011/06/26
from PC World
By Ian Paul, PCWorld Jun 26, 2011 8:50 AM
LulzSec , the hacker group that has been a thorn in the side of major institutions ranging from Sony to the CIA, says it is going away — but not quietly.
The group said late Saturday it would disband. In what it says is its final act of mayhem, it publicly unloaded a trove of documents containing a significant amount of compressed data.
“Our planned 50-day cruise has expired, and we must now sail into the distance…our crew of six wishes you a happy 2011,” LulzSec says in its final message.
The group says it chose to end its campaign on Saturday because the day marked “something meaningful” to LulzSec. Saturday was the 108th anniversary of the birth of author George Orwell, who wrote classic novels including Animal Farm and 1984. LulzSec later appeared to confirm its affinity to Orwell by retweeting this message.