Destroying any chance that it could be seen as a hacktivist group, the hacker collective LulzSec yesterday released the emails and passwords of up to 62,000 random people.
The hacker collective reportedly uploaded the information after its followers responded positively to a tweet on its Twitter page requesting it post information "about Boxxy".
LulzSec's initial promise to its fans stated that the group would release 50,000 users details. Upon release an hour later the list was significantly bigger.
The information was released as a plain text document file available for download on the Mediafire website. Mediafire has since removed the file.
Up to four thousand people have been estimated to have downloaded the text file some -- if the comments and boasts made to LulzSec via Twitter are to be trusted -- for less than noble reasons.
LulzSec has not yet posted a statement on its website revealing where the data came from. It has since been speculated that it was a portion of the data stolen from the collective's previous hacks.
As well as its most recent attacks on the U.S. Senate and CIA, LulzSec these hacks have seen the collective target numerous games companies and U.S. broadcasters.
The information released included the email addresses from several email hosts and social networking sites. These included Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook and Myspace.
LulzSec is yet to release a statement regarding why it has released the information of what seem to be for all intents and purposes innocent people.
The hacking collective Anonymous has since expressed disapproval towards LulzSec's actions.