It appears a new challenger has emerged, and this one is intent on exposing LulzSec. Another hacking group calling themselves “A-Team” has posted a detailed list of information they claim is about the members of hacking collective LulzSec.
The list, posted on pastebin contains names, locations, aliases, and in some cases information about family members. A-Team contends that everyone on that list is a member of LulzSec. Apparently the A-Team aren’t exactly LulzSec’s biggest fans. The message accompanying the highly informative list read:
“The problem with Lulzsec/gn0sis’s “Hacktivist” mantra is that they lack the skills to keep it going. As such after SONY they couldn’t get into anything. So they switched their focus to just releasing random crap that didn’t mean anything. Then they started running out of things they could hack. So they put out requests for people to join them. That got them a few hits, and now they’ve switched their gears again to be “ANTI-SEC”. Whether or not this was an attempt at bring other groups out of the shadows (el8, h0no, zf0, etc), you can only speculate. But as of this writing: 6/24/2011 Sabu and Topiary are the only two people updating the twitter and releasing shit. Kayla is MIA. The gn0sis kids are gone in hiding somewhere.
From what we’ve seen these lulzsec/gn0sis kids aren’t really that good at hacking. They troll the internet and search for sqlinjection vulnerabilities as well as Remote File Include/Local File Include bugs. Once found they try to download databases or pull down usernames and passwords. Their releases have nothing to do with their goals or their lulz. It’s purely based on whatever they find with their “google hacking” queries and then release it.”
The obvious question is, did LulzSec know this list was going to be published? If they did it could explain the seemingly abrupt retirement the group went into this past weekend.
The release associated with their disbanding made mentioned of a “planned 50 day cruise” but older releases about Operation AntiSec never made mention of a planned duration for all the lulz. The more interesting question is, will A-Team switch their attention to Anonymous now that they have exposed LulzSec?