Sunday, June 26, 2011

At The Height Of Their Infamy, LulzSec Hackers Call It Quits - Arik Hesseldahl - News - AllThingsD

More LulzSec analysis

So why is LulzSec calling it quits now at the height of its infamy? The heat is clearly on. At least one person, a 19-year old named Ryan Cleary, said to have ties to the group has been arrested in the UK, and assuming the person they’ve arrested is guilty as charged, chances are that when the pressure is on, he’ll give Scotland Yard as much evidence as he can in exchange for a lighter sentence.

Additionally, more information has started to emerge about the group via rival gangs and people who are former members. The Guardian Newspaper on Friday published a fascinating account, including a lengthy chatroom transcript that gives a great deal of insight into the groups inner workings. That this much information has wound up in the hands of a newspaper means that the cone of silence the groups members have relied upon to cover their tracks is starting to break down. Law enforcement agents looking to make more arrests will be combing through the logs looking for connections.

At The Height Of Their Infamy, LulzSec Hackers Call It Quits - Arik Hesseldahl - News - AllThingsD

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