updated 09:00 pm EDT, Sun June 26, 2011
LulzSec hints IDs real but payload still waiting
A Sunday interview with an unnamed LulzSec member has reportedly validated talke of exposed identities but also given the group a bargaining chip. The source's conversation with the AP maintained that at least some of the personal info was real and a "distraction." He was considering getting out of hacking altogether, although he suggested that support of the AntiSec political movement would lead some to contribute to Anonymous.
As a possible deterrent to arrests, the hacker warned that LulzSec still had at least 5GB of government- and police-related files. It has already exposed Arizona police info as retaliation for its anti-immigrant policies and could use it to expose other agencies if one or more of the members is caught. Wikileaks has a similar "poison pill" of potentially incriminating information to prevent a shutdown.
The group's surprise dissolution was because the press and the group itself were "bored," the hacker said. Some had suspected that the group was really breaking up to prevent the recent information leak from being used for criminal charges, but the mystery source denied that was the case.
Regardless of what happens to the group, it may already have had a coup with its final leak. Among these have included some comprehensive AT&T LTE roadmap data that, while slightly outdated, has narrowed down much of the launch schedule and possible iPad and iPhone release strategies.