Over the past 50 days Lulzsec has been drawing a lot of attention as they hacked many websites and released sensitive information to the Internet. In a posting today, Lulzsec said that they are stopping their antics and that the spree of hacking has come to an end.
In a posting on Pastebin, the group states that while they are ending the pillaging by Lulzsec, this does not mean the end of the their actions. Fundamentally, the group is a big supporter of the antisec (anti-security) movement as they state, "we truly believe in the AntiSec movement. We believe in it so strongly that we brought it back, much to the dismay of those looking for more anarchic lulz."
The individuals behind Lulzsec will most likely continue on individually under other names as they state that they are not tied to this identity. While this may be a bit of relief for Sony and the many other groups attacked by Lulzsec, they did manage to show the lack of security across many different corporations and government agencies.
While it is up for argument if the group is quitting because of increased pressure from the police or if they are ending on their own accord, as it stands now, the group has yet to be caught. One supposed member of the group was arrested but Lulzsec quickly shot that down by saying that he was only hosting the IRC channel and had no affiliation with the group.