Lulzsec – the much maligned internet group which launched cyber attacks against dozens of companies and government agencies including Bethesda Software Works, the CIA, EA, and a battered Sony – has announced they will stop their attacks and disband as of yesterday. Famous (or infamous) for their over the top dramatic flair in running sql injections en masse against targets along with sporadic DDOS attacks, LulzSec announced that after 50 days of terror, they are calling it quits on their twitter account linking to a goodbye letter on their pastebin.
Their sudden departure without warning prompts speculation that Lulzsec has been the target of other hacker groups who are fed up with their antics and threatened to divulge the identity of the antisec group. While many companies are breathing a sigh of relief, the damage has been done – most notably to Sony who over the past two months had been the butt boy of several attacks across their entire business. And while LulzSec has decided to hang their hats up for now, I get the sinking feeling that this may not be the last time we’ll be hearing from them.