LulzSec Calls It Quits After 50 Days of Mayhem

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Edwincnelson

We live in a society where people sometimes shoot each other for cutting them off on the freeway. In China that guy stabbed a stranger over a WOW disagreement. How long is it before some crazy guy who has his password dumped on the internet by these idiots gets a baseball bat and beats one of these idiot hackers to death? The Feds might just give them timed served but if you just randomly start picking on strangers you never know what kind of bees nest your going to disturb.

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tornato7

Except that nobody knows who or where these hackers are, especially the kind of person who would beat someone to death with a baseball bat for that. How could he possibly find the hackers?

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DDRDiesel

NOTE: Please refer to the following link:

 

Here

 

j35t3r explains what he did and his "theory" on why they "Disbanded"

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kixofmyg0t

Wait a second...is that Sabu's address? Hector Monsugur? That address is a daycare i think. idk though.

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KenLV

Sounds about right.  And gee, is THIS why they NEVER mentioned that their “anarchy” had an expiration date?  Now that’s some lulz!

As soon as I started reading these stories this weekend all I kept thinking was:
“I meant to do THAT.  No, really, I did!”

With the tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars at risk/lost here and the lives put in danger and an opportunity to track these careless fucker down, do you think that suddenly because they call “time out” that all the police/govn’t/companies that are hunting them will suddenly stop?

Could these jokers really be that naive?  Oh god, I hope so.

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Marthian

lets hope the police doesn't stop either.

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Weezey

Sure sounds like they're running scared, especially after those IRC logs leaked.  Not enough information to tell for sure but hopefully we'll hear about them in a few weeks getting locked up. Or at least that's what I want to hear.  Especially after the mocking of the member who wanted out, because they wont hear laughter from the cold jail cell, but something else a little more sinister.

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yu119995

To tell you the truth, I hope they don't get caught. 

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ChatterboxChuck

can't possibly imagine why anyone would think this way, besides them of course. What, you condone this kind of abuse? I wonder how you would feel if you were a victim of their shiannigans?

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tornato7

What lulzsec was doing did have an overall positive impact on the web. It showed companies and individuals that they have to wake up and realize that internet security needs to be looked at seriously. By doing so and making sure that if was publicized all over the world, it will help people and companies be prepared for when there's someone stealing this info for highly malicious purposes, instead of just for the 'lulz.' so whether they meant to help the internet or not, they did. HOWEVER, you shouldn't go breaking into houses and then telling them that they were asking for it because they left their front door unlocked. So, I don't condone this activity, but I think it would be better to have my house broken in and hardly anything stolen (or all the photos on my wall replaced with photos of penises) and realize the error of my ways than to have all my stuff stolen and have no chance to correct my security.

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KenLV

“…but I think it would be better to have my house broken in and hardly anything stolen (or all the photos on my wall replaced with photos of penises) and realize the error of my ways than to have all my stuff stolen and have no chance to correct my security.”

That might be true IF what they did could reasonably be defended against.  To continue your analogy, how would YOU correct YOUR security at your home if they surrounded your house with 5,000 people and you and your friends could not even get to your lawn, let alone your front door?  Or what would you do to prevent them from taking a bulldozer to your front door?  How would either of these two scenarios help you “…realize the error of your ways…”??

I think all it would do is piss you off and make a mess of things.

I understand that good people want to look for the positive side of things, but despite their defenders claims otherwise, their intent has been clear from the beginning they are vandals.  Plain and simple.

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Caboose

Next person that says shiannigans gets postol whipped.

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frizzly

hey, whats the name of that restaruant with all the carttons all over the walls?

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Caboose

Why? Did you think that they were "fighting for the little guy" for "the oppressed citizens of the internet" and crap like that?

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DDRDiesel

"Sure sounds like they're running scared, especially after those IRC logs leaked."

 

I think they're running BECAUSE the IRC logs were leaked, IMO.  They always used the same handle, on the same IRC server.  Who's to say a traceroute won't eventually find them (After the many jumps through the proxies)?

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Caboose

IRC Server admins have access to IP addresses, etc. If they didn't cover their asses, its just a matter of time for the authorities to track down each member via their IP with the help of ISPs.

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Nimrod

Yeah, unless they just loged in from a star bucks some where or something trivial like that before going thru all their VPNs and proxies. Then its just OOPS.

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DDRDiesel

If you read the logs (And I mean ALL of them), they say that they are behind VPNs and proxies.  It also complicates things when the IRC server admin is arrested

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TerribleToaster

Werid how this "planned" 50 day adventure was never mentioned in their leaked chat logs. You'd think that they'd talk about how they were planning to end things at least once as a group.

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yu119995

I wonder how long it'll be before more governments start to use this is an excuse to further rape our civil liberties; before all traffic is monitored and/or controlled in the name of national security.  *sigh*

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level1paladin

Agreed.  To say hackers or any groups like that are the cause is ridiculous.  The governments want to rape our civil liberties anyway.  Using these groups as the catalyst just happens to be handy for them.  Unfortunately, people let the governments get away with all sorts of things, so they'll keep doing it regardless.

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ChatterboxChuck

Lets not get ahead of ourselves here. While the Gov't will abuse this issue, they would not have this to be abused had these guys not gone too far. 2 wrongs don't make a right and these guys were way wrong in my opinion. You can't justify punishing one group of people but releasing information they had on other people who are not at fault here. That's like killing the children of the criminals.

 

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bikerbub

i agree. I think that going up to a company with snot for security and showing them what's up. As long as you keep all of those CC numbers, passwords, and emails, or don't take them, but look at them, and only tell the comany, that's cool. If you instead go out to that domain, take the numbers and such, and torrent them to the community, you're harming the people you're trying to protect more than you're harming the company that you're trying to scold.

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