LulzSec explains its actions, says it has access to accounts of 200,000 gamers
LulzSec, the hacker group which in the last week has attacked government websites and online gaming servers, issued a press release explaining why it has been on a rampage and why it didn't care about being caught by authorities.
The group posted its 1,000th tweet Friday, and as a result it "thought it best to have a little chit-chat with our friends (and foes)." LulzSec also disclosed it had information to access the accounts of 200,000 users for the game "Brink."
"What if we hadn't told you? No one would be aware of this theft, and we'd have a fresh 200,000 peons to abuse, completely unaware of a breach," the group said in the release, which linked to one of their tweets that says, "we laugh when you lose and you laugh when we lose, let's all have cupcakes now."
LulzSec cited its hack of the Brink accounts to show that most hackers, including members of its group, have access to more private information than the public realizes.
"Do you feel safe with your Facebook accounts, your Google Mail accounts, your Skype accounts?" the group said. "What makes you think a hacker isn't silently sitting inside all of these right now, sniping out individual people, or perhaps selling them off? You are a peon to these people. A toy. A string of characters with a value."
LulzSec disputed claims by its critics that its actions could cause lawmakers to rein in freedom on the Internet for all. The group said no one can determine the fate of the Internet and that it will keep causing havoc until it is stopped.
"We've been entertaining you 1000 times with 140 characters or less, and we'll continue creating things that are exciting and new until we're brought to justice, which we might well be," LulzSec said. "But you know, we just don't give a living ---- at this point - you'll forget about us in 3 months' time when there's a new scandal to gawk at, or a new shiny thing to click on via your 2D light-filled rectangle."
LulzSec said the Internet is in an era where people "screw each other over" for nothing more than entertainment.
"You find it funny to watch havoc unfold, and we find it funny to cause it," the group said. "We release personal data so that equally evil people can entertain us with what they do with it."
The group has claimed to have attacked the websites of CIA, the U.S. Senate, FBI, Sony, Fox, PBS, and Nintendo.
-- Salvador Rodriguez
Image: A screen shot of LulzSec's website. Credit: Lulzsecurity.com