“Top priority is to steal and leak any classified government information, including email spools and documentation. Prime targets are banks and other high-ranking establishments,” LulzSec said in a release.
The partnership could spell serious trouble for government organizations and financial institutions, who have both proven susceptible to cyber attacks from these groups before.
Some reports said that LulzSec and Anonymous were at war with each other, following comments LulzSec made on its Twitter account about the /b/ imageboard on 4Chan, a popular network of message boards.
But while several Anonymous members use the /b/ board, Anonymous, 4chan and /b/ are not interchangeable. Anonymous has its own Web sites and networks, and while LulzSec has been careful to distinguish itself from Anonymous in the past, both groups have stated there is no animosity between them.