What makes LulzSec so popular and loved, unlike other hacking groups is not that they’re doing it for a noble purpose (that’s anonymous) for they are not cyber activists, in fact they clearly state that they do it for the lulz. The thing is LulzSec is very charming and a huge chunk of that charm came from their frontman Topiary.
Jake Davis a.k.a Topiary
They were a menance allright, they hacked into Sony and various sites, they caused mayhem all across and pissed many. However one thing that LulzSec did have that other hacking group dont is well written gramatically pleasing statements. Personally I think the Love Boat theme was an excellent choice and thanks to a mixture of brazen hacks and quirky press releases LulzSec went to fame which ironically, is also the main reason of their downfall.
Though indeed it is refreshing to see a hacking group that breaks from the norm of l33t sp3@k, the art of replacing numbers to letters, nonetheless, as they saying goes it’s all fun and games untill the cops comes, they may be funny and it’s all for the lulz but what they did is considered to be a serious offence. Lulz it may be, but jail is a very real thing and this time, surprise buttsecks may not be a metaphor anymore.
Topiary it seems has been nabbed as reported here . Police found a Dell Laptop in his home running on VM Wares coupled with encrypted hard disk. Donning a sharp looking sunglass Topiary, being the publicity guy that he is even managed to flash the book in his hand entitled “Free Radicals: The Secret Anarchy of Science” not a very smart move when you plead not guilty.
Now with Topiary facing the musis this leaves us with one question, Sabu oh Sabu, where art thou, thy friends have gone and face the music, will thee continue to roam the internets for more, or shall ye fall onto the reality of concrete walls, where the art of hacking involves a chisel.
ph3@r my l33t p03tr33 sk1lzz