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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 11:00AM Bottleskup said

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Skids

Posted: Jun 27th 2011 11:11AM Saker said

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Anyone attacking the big-money, hurting the big-money I have no problem with.
"The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of the working people and the few, who make up the employing class, have all the good things of life.

Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the world organize as a class, take possession of the means of production, abolish the wage system, and live in harmony with the Earth."

Posted: Jun 27th 2011 11:29AM (Unverified) said

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@Saker This is the wrong venue to be extolling the virtues of the proletariat, comrade.
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 12:15PM aurickle said

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@Saker
Use your brain.

1) They support and promote the AntiSec movement. In other words, they oppose computer system security.
2) All MMO's involve computer system security. This is because they need players in order to operate.
3) Those two points put AntiSec and MMO's at diametrically opposed positions. If you want to play MMO's then you're an idiot to support anyone involved with AntiSec.

Sometimes the hypocrisy of folks on this site really astonishes me. Not very long ago people were all up at arms about how Sony "allowed" hackers to bypass their security and steal player data. Now some people on here are actually supporting people who are out to destroy all network security? Really?
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 1:40PM Degu said

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@Saker
They ain't crusaders for truth and justice, they're just a bunch of snotty punks tearing stuff up.
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 12:00PM Arkanaloth said

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...and I still want to see them get locked up hardcore as an example to anyone else.

Posted: Jun 27th 2011 12:07PM oxlar said

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They are criminals and deserve no other adoration than to see them rot in a cell until they pay for their crimes.

Posted: Jun 27th 2011 1:14PM Sorithal said

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And now I'm sure this will give various governments around the world the excuse that they should control the Internet "for our safety".

Posted: Jun 27th 2011 1:17PM Sorithal said

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And if they were doing this for "fun" or whatnot, I won't be surprised if they eventually continue attacks under a different persona.

Posted: Jun 27th 2011 1:25PM Sorithal said

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@Sorithal

Since it seems like they planned this 50 days out to sort of make a figurehead for some movement they hoped to really get going before vanishing and once again becoming really anonymous over the Internet. So now if they wanted to they could easily become a new anonymous hacker group (or individual hackers) and cause chaos without the LulzSec identity bringing too much attention to them.
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 1:48PM Twitchy5 said

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These dumbasses give a bad name to the true hackers out there. True hackers SUPPORT security and only want to break into things because it is what they love to do. Once you break into something, you tell the company, "Hey I found a vulnerability in the system."

While I want companies and governments to be open about their information, you do not hurt the people in the process. When Wikileaks released the cables, they specifically asked the US government which cables would put people in danger if they were leaked. While one could say all of them did, that is pushing it as they have already been leaked and nothing dramatic has happened (except for the media making a giant fuss over it).

And yes, companies, and governments are people, too. But I'm not saying hurt the companies, just have them be more open, either by peaceful protest, or other ways, but NEVER hurt the users in the process.

The only people that liked Lulzsec were hacker-wannabe's, and trolls. And no one wants to be in either of those categories. Yea, you might find it funny... until it happens to you.

P.S. If they really cared about the Anti-Sec movement, how come they didn't post all their information and made all their websites insecure? $%^&in' hypocrites.

Posted: Jun 27th 2011 4:15PM rockman0 said

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Good riddance to them.

When Sony was hacked, I saw so many people who were affected by it. You're not a hero if you have people worrying about their own personal security and identity. It's stupid.

Posted: Jun 27th 2011 4:36PM Quarlo said

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They're no better than kids who find an unlocked door to somebodies house and trash it.

They don't care if someone spent a lifetime filling that house, only the damage they can do before they get caught.

Posted: Jun 27th 2011 5:06PM Azules said

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@Quarlo To be fair, if you value your possessions, don't leave your door unlocked.

Or, more blatantly, if you respect your customers, protect their information better.

I'm not defending lulzsec at all, all I am saying is that big corporations have been exposed as being lazy/cheapskates/incompetent in terms of how they have secured their customers data, and people should be just as angry about that.

The lack of respect for the people that make their jobs viable is genuinely disturbing.
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 5:05PM spamero said

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lol @ the epic picture :D

Posted: Jun 28th 2011 1:48AM Graill440 said

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I love the bravado of these ingrates (lulzsec), not brave enough to simply state they are terrorists they have to hide behind the mask of being nerds and state they only attack certain entities, amazingly(sarcasm).....this affects many of us.

The disbandment thing is simple wash, they may be worried, they may not be, who knows, ultimately they will be caught. When people think as they do staying silent is the greatest weapon and safety net they have, the funny thing is they cant stay silent, this will be their undoing.

The best rep is no rep at all. (laugh at lulzsec)

Posted: Jun 28th 2011 2:37AM Addfwyn said

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Good riddance, though I do somewhat hope some of them keep trying, and get brought to justice like they deserve. Stop trying to sound holier than thou when you are nothing but a bunch of petty criminals.

Posted: Jun 28th 2011 4:49PM DarthDan said

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They're not disbanding because of any form of 'Mission Complete'. They're disbanding because multiple government agencies are hiring the best hackers to find them and they're running scared. The fact that these guys are scumbags is besides the point. What they don't realize is that guys like this and WikiLeaks are forcing the hand of governments to create a more policed and controlled internet. It is because of these guys that the days of the Wild West of the Internet will shortly be coming to an end. Complete anonymity will doubtlessly be the first thing to go in the internet of tomorrow. And that internet of tomorrow is being planned for today in several major governments, including the United States.

*sarcastic* Thanks, guys!

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