LulzSec and Anonymous join forces to hack Government


The world's most famous hackers have come together to launch a new campaign against Government organisations and banks.

LulzSec and Anonymous this week launched Operation Anti-Security to encourage hackers around the world to join their cause and target those who "continue to dominate and control our internet ocean."

Releasing a statement on, LulzSec announced its new partnership with Anonymous and said: "We encourage any vessel, large or small, to open fire on any government or agency that crosses their path."

It added: "We fully endorse the flaunting of the word "AntiSec" on any Government website defacement or physical graffiti art. We encourage you to spread the word of AntiSec far and wide, for it will be remembered."

The main aim is to leak emails or classified information of Governments, banks or "other high-ranking establishments" in order to expose what the hacktivist groups claim to be corruption.

The statement added: "Together we can defend ourselves so that our privacy is not overrun by profiteering gluttons."

LulzSec has mounted a number of attacks on large organisations over the last month, from Sony through to the CIA.

Anonymous, however, gained its notoriety in its defence of Wikileaks and the founder of the site, Julian Assange.

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