Lulz Security, the hackers that have stolen passwords and information from companies like Sony, Fox, and even the U.S. government, has released a statement and it isn’t an apology.
Lulz Security has a few choice words for Internet users out there to celebrate their 1000th tweet, a caution. They are unconcerned about the damage they may have caused and more concerned about the laughs they have enjoyed from not their actions, but the actions of Internet users who have used their stolen information to mess with other people’s accounts.
Lulz explains that “You find it funny to watch havoc unfold, and we find it funny to cause it. We release personal data so that equally evil people can entertain us with what they do with it”. The hackers at Lulz have the brains to crack the codes and Internet users out there have the audacity to use it to inflict harm.
However funny or entertaining, their actions have taken down major organizations including the FBI and the CIA.
The group released this manifesto as a way to alert everyone that they are not the problem. They claim that, yes, they have hacked their way through security fields and maybe if they can do it other hackers can too.
However, they are very upfront about the information they have and other hacking companies are holding onto the information they have stolen perhaps to destroy much more than Lulz has. They are trying to remind the public that their Internet accounts, passwords, emails, and personal data are not as safe, and the Internet is not as secure as it seems.