Lulz Security has issued an official communiqué explaining its hacking operations against various entities, including Sony, Bethesda, Eve Online, PBS, the FBI and CIA.
LulzSec also confirmed via Twitter that it was not targeting the cyber collective known as Anonymous, even though the Lulz Boat had turned its sights on 4chan by "taunting" the /b/ message board.
"While we've gained many, many supporters, we do have a mass of enemies, albeit mainly gamers. The main anti-LulzSec argument suggests that we're going to bring down more Internet laws by continuing our public shenanigans, and that our actions are causing clowns with pens to write new rules for you," Lulz explained in its communique.
"But what if we just hadn't released anything? What if we were silent? That would mean we would be secretly inside FBI affiliates right now, inside PBS, inside Sony... watching... abusing."
According to Lulz, the Internet masses should be apprehensive of hackers who choose not to publicize their exploits or release information into the wild.
"What makes you think a hacker isn't silently sitting inside, sniping out individual people, or perhaps selling them off? You are a peon to these people. A toy. A string of characters with a value. This is what you should be fearful of, not us releasing things publicly, but the fact that someone hasn't released something publicly.
"We're sitting on 200,000 Brink users right now that we never gave out. It might make you feel safe knowing we told you, so that Brink users may change their passwords. What if we hadn't told you? No one would be aware of this theft, and we'd have a fresh 200,000 peons to abuse, completely unaware of a breach."
LulzSec also noted it would "continue creating things that are exciting and new" until the the group was "brought to justice, which we might well be."
"But you know, we just don't give a living fu** at this point - you'll forget about us in 3 months' time when there's a new scandal to gawk at, or a new shiny thing to click on via your 2D light-filled rectangle. People who can make things work better within this rectangle have power over others; the whitehats who charge $10,000 for something we could teach you how to do over the course of a weekend, providing you aren't mentally disabled.
"This is the Internet, where we screw each other over for a jolt of satisfaction. There are peons and lulz lizards; trolls and victims. There's losers that post shit they think matters, and other losers telling
them their shit does not matter. In this situation, we are both of these parties, because we're fully aware that every single person that reached this final sentence just wasted a few moments of their time."