Hacktivists and Information Security Professionals could not believe their eyes while reading the breaking news published by Fox News according to which the infamous Sabu, the alleged leader of the LulzSec collective, has been secretly working for the government for months and played a crucial role for the raids which today led to the arrests of three members of the infamous hacking collective with two more charged for conspiracy.
Like the rest of the information security world, I have been impressed enough by the 50 days of Lulz. Even if one agrees with the detractors which claim that, after the first PSN hack, the LulzSec releases are of poor quality, it is unquestionable that the crew of the Lulz boat has contributed to make to the world aware, although with controversial methods and purposes, about the risks of data security. Moreover the list of their targets shows that this applies both to private and public inistitutions: from corporations to governments.
Somewhat unexpected after 50 days of, apparently unstoppable chaos, the LulzSec Hacker group decided to haul down the flag of war and navigate to calmer shores, in which they will likely not attack other vessels in the sea of Internet.
The alleged dissolution of the group, leading the cyber-attacks at the CIA, U.S. Senate, Nintendo, Sony, SOCA, NATO and others, was announced in a statement, entitled 50 days of lulz in which the group has taken responsibility for the events, reviving the glory days of the AntiSec Movement, while claiming not to be permanently tied to the identity of LulzSec.