Two snitches thrown off the Lulz Boat
Lulz Security has outed two alleged snitches after UK police arrested Ryan Cleary, a 19-year-old (loosely) linked to the enigmatic hacker group.
"This is Marshal Webb, also known as '[redacted]' in the '#pure-elite' IRC logs you no doubt have enjoyed. He was involved in the hacking of the game 'Dues Ex' and was/is involved in countless other cybercrimes," LulzSec claimed in an open letter to the FBI and other law enforcement officials.
"He tried to snitch on us. Therefore we just did your job for you with great ease. This moron is trying to flee the country in order to avoid serious punishment. Hunt him down."
Unsurprisingly, the group listed Webb's AIM name, last known IP addy and actual physical (U.S.) address.
LulzSec also revealed the name of Webb's alleged "associate," named as one Michael Dean Major.
As with Webb, the Lulz Boat provided his physical (U.S.) address, IM aliases and last known IP addy.
"They leaked logs, we owned them, one of them literally started crying for mercy, we saw it fit to pastebin their home addresses.
"[Yes], these goons begged us for mercy after they apologized to us all night for leaking some of our affiliates' logs. There is no mercy on The Lulz Boat. Snitches get stitches..."
In addition to outing Webb and Major on Tuesday, Lulz Security tweeted a series of official statement in an effort to clarify Ryan Cleary's links to the group.
"Ryan Cleary is not part of LulzSec; we house one of our many legitimate chatrooms on his IRC server, but that's it... We use Ryan's server, we also use Efnet, 2600, Rizon and AnonOps IRC servers. That doesn't mean they're all part of our group.
"Clearly the UK police are so desperate to catch us that they've gone and arrested someone who is, at best, mildly associated with us. Lame. Best watch out, they can't get us, so they're going after people they think might know us. Defend yourselves."