Whether planned retirement (or, more likely, hounded into disbanding), Lulzsec, the unlovable clowns behind hack operations against BioWare, Sony, Nintendo, EVE Online and Minecraft, ended its brief reign of semi-terror today with its final dump of stolen data, highlighted by 550,000 user names and passwords for the Battlefield Heroes beta of 2009. Another 50,000 users' data from "random gaming forums" also were published. You can read their self-aggrandizing farewell at the link. [Gawker]
I've always been a fan of Lulzsec. Everyone's buttmad over everything they did, but they made a great point- companies like the ones they hacked use shit security that allowed the members of Lulzsec to do as they pleased.
You're not supposed to get mad at Lulzsec. You're supposed to get mad at the retards who told you that your data was protected while doing a shitty job of actually protecting it. That's the whole point.