June 22, 2011, 11:24 AM — The flame war both LulzSec and Anonymous now claim was fake helped accomplish one thing: it and the AntiSec operation the groups launched afterward ticked off more senior portions of the hacker community enough to strike back.
The first big shot was aimed at LulzSec, through LulzExposed, a site run by WebNinjas that is dedicated specifically to exposing LulzSec and squeegeeing it from the 'net.
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" We all want to see LulzSec behind bars for their insane acts. As if Security Agencies in the world are not enough, As if Jester and Co are not enough, As if Awinee and co are not enough, As if Web Ninjas are not enough, Sabu and Topiary pissed off the famous hacker group TeaMp0iSoN."
Web Ninjas posted a photo it claims is the leader of LulzSec, and to be withholding his name and address until it can give the information to law enforcement.
Other key Lulz exposed include Topiary, allegedly the primary voice behind the LulzBoat Twitter feed; Joepie, who is allegedly responsible for the Lulz Security site on which the group posts its announcements, and Kayla, the "16-year-old girl" who cracked HBGary, but who may now turn out to be an older man from Canada.
An older, better-known hacker group called TeamPoison has also jumped in to give the Lulz a few kicks.
"We're just fed up of people thinking anon/lulzsec are hackers when clearly they are just DDoSers and SQLi skids," TeamPoison tweeted.