After 50 days of endless lulz and non-stop adventure, a representative for hacking collective LulzSec says that they've accomplished all their goals and they will be heading back to their home planet:
For the past 50 days we've been disrupting and exposing corporations, governments, often the general population itself, and quite possibly everything in between, just because we could. All to selflessly entertain others - vanity, fame, recognition, all of these things are shadowed by our desire for that which we all love. The raw, uninterrupted, chaotic thrill of entertainment and anarchy. It's what we all crave, even the seemingly lifeless politicians and emotionless, middle-aged self-titled failures. You are not failures. You have not blown away. You can get what you want and you are worth having it, believe in yourself. ...
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.
Going out with a bang, or at least a loud pop, the group also released a new batch of stolen data, including info on Battlefield Heroes Beta testers and 50,000 random gaming forum users.
If this seems a bit sudden, perhaps it has something to do with a different hacking group, calling themselves the A-Team, releasing what they claim are names, addresses, aliases, and even the identities of family members of LulzSec members. They also have some pretty strong words about the "hacks" that the group accomplished.
From what we've seen these lulzsec/gn0sis kids aren't really that good at hacking. They troll the internet and search for sqlinjection vulnerabilities as well as Remote File Include/Local File Include bugs. Once found they try to download databases or pull down usernames and passwords. Their releases have nothing to do with their goals or their lulz. It's purely based on whatever they find with their "google hacking" queries and then release it.
So does this mean our passwords will be safe again, at least for a little while? Or is it the start of some great hacker war, where nobody wins and everyone is constantly changing their passwords all the time? Whatever happens, I'm sure it will be really annoying.