...If these guys aren't getting waay too much attention as of late.
And quite frankly I also think something stinks here. Just like this latest one: "Lulzsec claims" which is basically all they've been doing as of late and the "proof" they managed to produce up until now hasn't been very convincing.
The Sony hack? A torrent filled with uncompressed txt files while even stating that it was sooo much data. Any idea how much you can compress that shit with rar or such ? And when looking at the data it looked like something straight from a pwd dictionary.
Truth be told I haven't looked in the other data from other hacks being published; but I did read several stories about other "more professional" IT'ers who also mentioned having some serious doubts if the material was actually acquired as claimed, due to the rather "simple form" of said data. Just like the Sony hack...
And now when they started taking "requests" they're (allegedly) down to doing that which any scriptkiddie can do: DDoS. And its very easy to claim that you took down a few websites, but for all us outsiders it could be caused by just about anything.
Still, true or not; all skepticism aside there is one thing which I truly hope some people take some learning from; the overall security as well as the interest for it on the Internet stinks.
There are very VERY few ISP's which will actually /respond/ by taking specific action against a compromised server (after having received a very detailed report with both the hacking attempts, the traces being done and all evidence pointing to a specific server). In most cases they do absolutely nothing, perhaps apart from sending said client a new check so that he's bound to renew his subscription.
And as long as this phenomenon remains so will groups like these.