LulzSec 'Obtained' the Entire 2011 UK Census (Updated)

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Calling the UK Government illiterate, LulzSec says they have the 2011 UK Census in its entirety, and that they plan to leak the entire thing when they finish formatting it. Uh oh.

Greetings Internets,

We have blissfully obtained records of every single citizen who gave their records to the security-illiterate UK government for the 2011 census

We're keeping them under lock and key though... so don't worry about your privacy (...until we finish re-formatting them for release)

Myself and the rest of my Lulz shipmates will then embark upon a trip to ThePirateBay with our beautiful records for your viewing pleasure!

Ahoy! Bwahahaha... >:]

Cap'n Pierre "Lulz" Dubois

Then they dropped a couple of bonus links to internal documents from the gaming company Bethesda and the U.S. Senate (for the Lulz, presumably). This goes hand in hand with Scotland Yard arresting a 19-year-old in connection with the LulzSec hacks.


UPDATE: LulzSec made it explicitly clear they didn't hack the UK Census. In fact they deny any involvement at all. So does anyone have the UK Census? [PasteBin]



I'm still a bit skeptical of the whole LulzSec movement. It sounds well and good, but I have my doubts whether they can actually accomplish anything useful or if this is just going to be another movement wherein a bunch of people who think they're smarter and more righteous than they actually are end up screwing over thousands of innocent people in an attempt to stick it to "the Man." I'd love to see them unearth some great corporate secrets or bring to light government corruption (even though that happens on a daily basis, and our collective reaction seems to be consistently, "meh.")... but I won't believe it until I see it.

With that said, I fucking love their avatar.