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The group of hackers known as Lulz Security announced Saturday that it is calling it quits, roughly two months after it began to take credit for a string of cyber attacks that compromised information from targeted organizations including PBS, Sony Pictures and even the U.S. Senate.
The group behind LulzSec did not cite a reason for its decision to say “bon voyage” after its “planned 50-day cruise has expired.”
The news comes less than a week after Ryan Cleary, 19, was arrested in Essex, England during an investigation into cyber crime including activity linked to LulzSec. The British teen was charged with offences under the Criminal Law Act and Computer Misuse Act. The charges allege involvement in three Distributed Denial of Service attacks against U.K.-based targets—one against the Serious Organized Crime Agency, another against the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and the third against the British Phonographic Industry.
In its farewell message, LulzSec’s “crew of six” urged anti-security movement activity to continue. “We hope, wish, even beg, that the movement manifests itself into a revolution that can continue on without us,” the statement reads.
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