Anonymous and LulzSec seem a little unsure of what kind of organizations they wants to become. They've recently been endorsing an "online radio experience" called Radio Payback. They also put out a call for artist contributions. And they're reportedly working with newspapers on investigative journalism.
Confirming many hypotheses that they fancied themselves another WikiLeaks, LulzSec announced Thursday: "We're currently working with certain media outlets who have been granted exclusive access to some of the News of the World emails we have." Given the overlap between the groups' members, it's not unreasonable to guess that batch of data also includes the purported four gigabyte cache of emails from The Sun, including those of recently disgraced former News Corp. executive Rebekah Brooks. The new cooperative approach, if it pans out, could spell mean a different, more impact-oriented future for the two groups normally known to do things "for the lulz." Naturally, the pivot also leaves a couple questions up in the air. As one blogger wondered, "When did LulzSec grow up?" The obvious follow-up would be, "Who are they working with on their new grown up project?"