Will LulzSec ‘Takedowns’ Put an End to Hacktivism?
- Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 8:31
- Threat Research
The news is circulating of the recent arrests of many of LulzSec’s members. From the Fox News site:
“Law enforcement agents on two continents swooped in on top members of the infamous computer hacking group LulzSec early this morning, and acting largely on evidence gathered by the organization’s brazen leader–who sources say has been secretly working for the government for months–arrested three and charged two more with conspiracy.”
This is quite an interesting development. Most likely we will be left with far more questions than answers as more information is revealed. It seems authorities are acting largely on information gathered by the LulzSec’s “leader,” whose handle is Sabu, and who is said to have been secretly working for the government for months.
Leader? Hmm. We will come back to that. …
The Hacker News also has a very good write-up on the events and also has a full dox on Sabu. What do these arrests mean? Is this an end to LulzSec? Is this an end to Anonymous? Is this an end to hacktivism?
If you read the FBI quotes in the article it would certainly seem so: “This is devastating to the organization,” said an FBI official involved with the investigation. “We’re chopping off the head of LulzSec.” I tend to disagree, but don’t get