Leaked IRC logs identify hacker group members and suggest the group is "disorganized and obsessed with its media coverage."

This article titled “Inside LulzSec: Chatroom logs shine a light on the secretive hackers” was written by Ryan Gallagher and Charles Arthur, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 24th June 2011 13.03 UTC

It was a tight-knit and enigmatic group finding its feet in the febrile world of hacker collectives, where exposing and embarrassing your targets is just as important as protecting your own identity.

But leaked logs from LulzSec's private chatroom – seen, and published today, by the Guardian – provide for the first time a unique, fly-on-the-wall insight into a team of audacious young hackers whose inner workings have until now remained opaque.

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