The media has been reporting that Lulzsec has folded, but they've merely gone underground and are regrouping.
@Lulzboat on twitter has now become @lulzb0at and combined with AnonOps and AntiSec, releasing the following announcement on their IRC subchannels:
About AntiSecPro Security Team
This Channel is invite only so if you want to ask questions please /msg antisecpro
If you are thinking of being a member or helper of our team please understand that this isn't going to be some kind of immediate start hacking group. Currently we are developing structure and hierarchy. This will most probably be a slow moving, carefully thought-out process in order to ensure that the founder and co-founders agree on the progress/direction. Any person, helper or other individual can offer suggestions covering agenda, direction, structure and protocol of operation.
Only individuals who are respectful, drama free and not impeding progress will be allowed involvement with our team regardless of status. The end goal is to be a team powerful/versatile group of serious like minded/structured peers. It is very important that any member of this team to not offer or expose any type of information that may identify themselves. It is also strictly prohibited to ask for any information about an individual which at minimum includes, name, location, picture and gender rather it be to the individual personally or via another source. It is your responsibility to protect this information, also to report to one of the founders so measures can be addressed.
As far as our general agenda, we stand for nothing and everything. We will never accept any sort of label or common stereotype such as white,black or gray hat hackers. Our team will never be labeled a hacking group, only a security team. This does not mean we are obligated in any way to restrict affiliation with any type of other security individuals or teams whether it be illegal or legal. This group is about education and real life exercise of what we know and learn. We considering computer security and hacking equally correlated to each other. Consider the well known saying "necessity is the mother of all creation". Necessity represents "the process of discovering the insecure" and mother represents "Security", to protect. The process of penetration, exploitation and hacking only progresses the necessity for better security and product development. This promotes more advanced technology and a better experience for the majority of computer users.
This is all for now! Welcome to AntiSecPro Security :)
The new operation has even opened up a school for new "hackers" at:
Therefore, be advised that LulzSec hasn't gone away, they've merely performed yet another diversion and are regrouping. At their school are numerous IRC logs of lessons on SQL injection, html attacks and presumably more. They have also handed out source code for numerous attacks including code for the zeus banking trojan for their bot-herders to make use of. More releases from the LulzSec operation will likely be available before Monday as well and the usual suspects are hard at work in their new role "for the next 50."
Of course, we all know they're not really going away. Their mayhem will continue under new ship's registry under #AntiSec and #Anonymous with the same crew as noted in the #AnonymousIRC twitter section:
About the author: Kevin McAleavey is the architect of the KNOS secure operating system ( http://www.knosproject.com ) and has been in antimalware research and security product development since 1996.