LulzSec leader caught by FBI and Scotland Yard teams

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lulzsec-logo.jpgA 19 year-old from Essex, England, believed to be the leader of the LulzSec hacking group, has been arrested today as part of a joint operation by the FBI and Scotland Yard.

The arrest comes just hours after LulzSec used their Twitter stream to threaten the release of “Anti-Security” data leaks, potentially including the entirety of the UK’s 2011 census data, in WikiLeaks-style torrent “payloads”.

“The arrest follows an investigation into network intrusions and distributed denial of service attacks against a number of international business and intelligence agencies by what is believed to be the same hacking group,” said a Scotland Yard spokesman.

“Searches at a residential address in Wickford, Essex, following the arrest last night have led to the examination of a significant amount of material. These forensic examinations remain ongoing.”

LulzSec have previously claimed to have been behind hacking attacks on Sony’s entertainment sites, the NHS, Nintendo, Bethesda Softworks and various other gaming websites.

Gerald Lynch

5 comments

  • I hope Ryan Cleary and all of the lulzsec people get caught and get sent to jail and hope they get raped in their bums in jail. Lulzsec aren;’t hackers they are scripty kiddies, and noobs. I hope their parents gets raped in jail too they are nothing but low life scum bags.

  • You’re a “tech digest”, and you don’t wait until 8am even to post wild speculation as fact. You totally fail at Journalism.

    However, that’s what journalism is these days isn’t it? Creating mass speculation on hot issues to sell ads.

    Congratulations for being in the same boat as the douches at CNN, Fox News, and NBC.

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      Failx2

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