(The Hosting News) – The hacking group that gained notoriety over the past couple months for breaching sites belonging to high profile groups has abruptly called it quits. LulzSec announced the move on Saturday.
The end of LulzSec was announced after 50 days of operation, which the group said was planned.
With the announcement, the group also made their last dump of breached data which included information from the FBI, AOL, Disney, AT&T and Universal.
In recent months the group successfully breached sites belonging to the CIA, Sony, the U.S. Senate, an FBI affiliate, PBS, and more. LulzSec also dumped masses of sensitive data from the sites onto the web.
In a statement posted by the group, LulzSec said, “For the past 50 days we’ve been disrupting and exposing corporations, governments, often the general population itself, and quite possibly everything in between, just because we could. All to selflessly entertain others – vanity, fame, recognition, all of these things are shadowed by our desire for that which we all love.”
A teenager suspected of being involved with the group was recently arrested in the United Kingdom. However, it’s not known whether this played a part in the group disbanding.
Despite making the announcement, LulzSec says it hopes the AntiSec movement “manifests itself into a revolution that can continue on without us.”
The group concluded their final statement by saying, “Lulz Security – our crew of six wishes you a happy 2011, and a shout-out to all of our battlefleet members and supporters across the globe.”