Hacking Group LulzSec Disbands Before Its Members Are Outed

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Internet hacking group Lulz Security, or LulzSec, announced via Twitter Saturday night that it is disbanding. In conjunction with the announcement the group posted a typically jolly letter describing their efforts as disrupting corporations and governments "just because we could." The letter stated continuing support for the so-called AntiSec movement and envisioned grand results: "Please don't stop. Together, united, we can stomp down our common oppressors and imbue ourselves with the power and freedom we deserve."

Though the group, which has gained widespread attention after compromising computer systems of PBS, Fox News, Sony, and the CIA among others, didn't give a reason for their unexpected cease fire there is speculation that disbanding 50 days after their initial attack is a strategic effort on the part of its members to remain personally anonymous.

Read the full story at The Atlantic Wire.

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