Hacker group the A-Team publishes list of alleged LulzSec members
An Internet hacker group calling itself the A-Team has published a document it claims reveals the identities of at least some members of the recently retired hacker network LulzSec, including phone numbers, addresses, Facebook URLs and even the identities of some of their relatives and associates.
The A-Team, which said it has been following some members of LulzSec since a large online attack on the media network Gawker in December, said the group claimed to only be causing havoc for entertainment because they would only expose random information they could find.
"We think that with these kid's exposed as long as other people stop passing lulzsec hacks that it will eventually die off," the group said in a document published Saturday on PasteBin.
The document traced some of the claimed LulzSec's members back to parts of the United States, Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden.
The A-Team said LulzSec's members were a product of the hacking culture found on the Website 4chan, which is rooted in anonymity, making some feel invincible.
"The Internet by definition is not anonymous," the group said. "Computers have to have attribution. If you trace something back far enough you can find its origins."
The group's exposition of LulzSec members matches closely what has been published in two other PasteBin documents, including a chat log, the work of another group going after LulzSec, and the Twitter accounts of some members who have connected their anonymous Internet handles to LulzSec.
LulzSec, which said it disbanded Saturday after a 50-day run, did not respond through its Twitter account, despite a history of addressing claims similar to these. LulzSec has taken responsibility for attacks on the CIA, the FBI, the U.S. Senate, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a British police agency, Sony, Fox, PBS, Nintendo, various porn websites and multiple video game servers and websites since early May.
The A-Team described instructions for how to view the evidence of their work and said law enforcement agencies that wanted the "raw logs" could contact the group via email.
-- Salvador Rodriguez
Image: A screenshot of the A-Team's document. Credit: PasteBin.com