After 50 days of hacking websites and releasing sensitive information that involved the likes of Sony, CIA, and the U.S. Senate, LulzSec is calling it quits.
In a posting on Pastebin, the group says:
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.
But fundamentally, the group has said that it's a big supporter of the antisec (anti-security) movement:
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.
As it stands, the group has yet to be caught. But this announcement did come days after a 19-year-old was arrested in the U.K. in connection with a series of DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks associated with LulzSec. But the group denied that he is a member, and that he was only hosting one of its many IRC channels.