The hacker group LulzSec may have decided to stop their massive hacking campaign this weekend but that doesnt mean that the group didnt want to stage one final big release of data that it has gathered from previous hack attacks. In its last hurrah, LulzSec released a data torrent via the Pirate Bay web site that has info from a number of sources. As reported on the Rock Paper Shotgun web site, the biggest file comes from Electronic Arts" free-to-play shooter Battlefield Heroes. The file download contains personal info for 550,000 users of that game.
Of course this is not the first time that LulzlSec has gone after a gaming related web site or service. It also went after the Minecraft site, shut down the MMO EVE Online for a time, and even attacked the US online servers for Nintendo, among many other attacks in the past 50 days.
The data dump also has info for 200,000 users of the Hackforums.com web site and personal info from 50,000 people who have posted on various gaming forums. There was also some internal data released that came from AT&T and AOL as well as info from 12,000 members of the NATO Bookshop web site.
As we have previously reported, LulzSec has said that it is retiring its hacking campaign today. The message said that the group is a big supporter of the AntiSec (anti-security) movement and added, "The support we’ve gathered for it in such a short space of time is truly overwhelming, and not to mention humbling. Please don’t stop. Together, united, we can stomp down our common oppressors and imbue ourselves with the power and freedom we deserve."