In a catch-me-if-you-can explanation of why it has targeted the likes of Sony, the U.S. Senate, an FBI affiliate, and online porn sites, the LulzSec hacking group says it plans to keep having fun until it gets caught.
A statement the group has posted says going public with user personal details after a hack attack is better than keeping exploits private. It gives users a chance to change their passwords, the group says.
Such public releases are also arguably good for websites too. After the group published 26,000 emails and passwords stolen from porn sites last week, Facebook automatically locked every account linked to the email addresses, stopping the kind of unauthorized access LulzSec discusses.
LulzSec says its hack attacks will continue until "we're brought to justice, which we might well be."
The group's statement amounts to a manifesto and is surprisingly more erudite than might be expected.
"We're attracted to fast-changing scenarios, we can't stand repetitiveness," the group says. "Nobody is truly causing the Internet to slip one way or the other, it's an inevitable outcome for us humans."
LulzSec members were considered righteous vigilantes by some sectors of the Internet after their repeated attacks against Sony, which were carried out in response to Sony's hounding of PS3 hardware hacker George Hotz. However, support has been waning after the group targeted non-Sony game servers this week. Perhaps surprisingly, in the statement the group attempts to distance itself from these attacks, pointing out they were done "by the request of callers [to its telephone request line], not by our own choice".
And not everything the group has done has appeared malicious. Although it hacked into the British health system computers, it declined to cause damage or publish details, instead warning admins that the system was insecure.
The group denies it's locked in a hacker war with similar group Anonymous. This had been suggested after LulzSec targeted the 4Chan website with a denial of service attack following attempts by 4Chan users to expose members of LulzSec.
The full statement from LulzSec can be found on the PasteBin website.