According to their Twitter updates, LulzSec has launched DDoS attacks—either on purpose or as a side effect of a mass hack attempt—that has taken down EVE Online, Escapist magazine, and Minecraft, proving conclusively that they hate everyone equally.
I can see how people dislike these guys, and they can be inconvenient and cause the people that suffer the attacks to lose revenue and stuff, and the gamers can't shoot each other online or build dirt castles and that makes me sad :(
By bombarding these sites and companies they are raising awareness to the severely shitty online security most of these guys have. And you know who shitty security ends up hurting in the end? The user. Us.
Think about it. What came out of Sony's PSN outage? Two things. You couldn't play online for a month, and your credit card info might've been stolen; your personal information got compromised. Which of these is more important to you? Which of these do you care most about, not as a gamer, but as a human being?
Think about the implications of this! What if banks have shitty online security?! The government?! Research teams!? Emergency services!? What if someone launches a "serious" online attack aiming to disable vital infrastructres?
I think if something like that ever happens, if someone ever decided to make an online attack with seriously, SERIOUSLY malicious intent, instead of "for the lulz", and their online security had never been properly taken care of... We'd be fucked.