LulzSec may have disbanded, but hacker collective Anonymous has picked up right where it left off.
Many of LulzSec's Twitter followers, for example, began following @AnonymousIRC after the group urged people to join AnonOps IRC.
In just a short amount of time, @AnonymousIRC (the most followed Twitter account of the Anonymous movement) gained at least 60,000 followers. It currently (June 27, 5 pm ET) has 103,404 in total.
Interestingly, @AnonymousIRC began to adopt the tongue-in-cheek pirate-themed language of LulzSec. For example, in a tweet promising the release of stolen data, it said all hands on deck to sort and land the goods. Booty: Soon!
On a more serious side, @AnonymousIRC confirmed that the six individuals behind LulzSec will continue their hacking mayhem and carry out the ideals of the group's Operation Anti-Security manifesto, which primarily seeks to steal and leak classified government data.
It also claimed that all LulzSec members are accounted for, meaning they haven't been arrested or gone into hiding.
In its farewell disbanding post, LulzSec members reiterated their own commitment to Operation Anti-Security. They also hop[ed], wish[ed], even beg[ged] that the movement manifests itself into a revolution that can continue on without us.
During its 50-day existence, LulzSec hacked PBS, Fox News, Sony, Black & Berg Cybersecurity Consulting, Pron.com, Bethesda Game Studios, and various other gaming entities.
The group gained unprecedented public attention and media coverage by targeting well-known institutions and leaking their stolen data on the Internet to prove their hacking exploits.