Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Jun 2011 18:49 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Oh boy, what do we make of this? We haven't paid that much attention to the whole thing as of yet, but with a recent public statement on why they do what they do, I think it's about time to address this thing. Yes, Lulz Security, the hacking group (or whatever they are) that's been causing quite a bit of amok on the web lately.
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Comment by allanregistos
by allanregistos on Sat 18th Jun 2011 01:28 UTC
allanregistos
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2011-02-10

As much as I think Lulz need to be brought to justice, I at least commend the group for their honesty. "This is the Internet, where we screw each other over for a jolt of satisfaction. There are peons and lulz lizards; trolls and victims. There's losers that post shit they think matters, and other losers telling them their shit does not matter," the group ends their statements, "In this situation, we are both of these parties, because we're fully aware that every single person that reached this final sentence just wasted a few moments of their time."

By releasing personal information to the public, they already ruin that so-called "honesty". Hence by saying that the internet is such a harsh environment, they do their own harsh thing and contribute even the worst and feed those robbers with other people's personal information.

Thom, it is like lulz was giving someone the gun and lulz doesn't care if that someone will point the gun to you, and the worst nightmare that it did. How can you commend the group for honesty?

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RE: Comment by allanregistos
by sorpigal on Mon 20th Jun 2011 15:01 in reply to "Comment by allanregistos"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

I don't see any contradiction. They are not hypocritical and are quite forthright about what they do and why. That the result is quite negative does not make them any less honest. There is no attempt to lie or deceive, merely an attempt to harm.

Here's to the bad ones, the miscreants, and the honest thieves. It's better to embrace and admit who you are than to deny it.

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