After computer hacker group LulzSec announced its retirement after “50 days of lulz,” an Internet rampage, the flame of cyber war seems to be losing fuel. LulzSec apparently jumped back on ship with its old buddy, Anonymous, to continue sailing the “Operation Anti-Sec” against governments.
Operation Anti-Security, an agenda tackled by LulzSec and Anonymous together earlier this month, originally intended to expose corrupt, abusive governments by protesting and combating any and all institutions’ or governments’ attempts to censor or moderate the Internet.
After revealing contents from the Arizona police force, the Anti-Sec team unveiled sensitive content from the servers of a number of governments, including content from the servers of Anguilla, passwords from Brazillian government servers, and the userbase of Zimbabwe. Another batch comes from Australia, but the contents remain vague.
Anonymous is currently working on exposing content from the U.S., but has not yet revealed specific data. Anonymous tweeted Sunday, “Currently uploading about everything about Zimbabwe Government on Internet there is to know. Who actually likes Robert Mugabe?”
Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe’s wife sued a newspaper in December, 2010, for publishing a WikiLeaks cable for linking her with the alleged trade in illicit diamonds. WikiLeaks suggested that Grace Mugabe had gained “tremendous profits” from the trade.
The data uploaded to the file host service Mediafire by Anonymous are still accessible. The hacker group promised to upload a torrent with the entire data on Wednesday, and hinted at some “surprises.”