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Scotland Yard, FBI Arrest “Lulz Sec Suspect”

by Ernice Gilbert on June 21st, 2011, under Hot, industry news, News

The UK Metropolitan Police has just confirmed that its Police Central e-Crime Unit (England) has arrested a teenager in a Scotland Yard, FBI joint pre-planned operation.

The man’s a 19-year old and was arrested in connection with the Lulz Sec barrage of attacks recently.

According to a Metropolitan Release, “The arrest follows an investigation into network intrusions and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against a number of international business and intelligence agencies by what is believed to be the same hacking group.

The teenager was arrested on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act, and Fraud Act offences and was taken to a central London police station, where he currently remains in custody for questioning.

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.”

If this turns out to be the guy behind the recent Lulz Sec attacks across the internet and industries, he’ll be facing a not so kind sentence.

Lulz Sec is a popular hacker group that’s hacked into many firms and released private information online. As for gaming, the group hacked Bethesda, Brink, Eve Online, League Of Legends and the Escapist. See on about the group on Wikipedia.

Thanks, VG247.


  1. Wed, 22nd Jun 2011 at 4:23 am

    there claiming hes not a member.
    probably to take attention off themselves they claim they know who hacked Eidos.
    so funny watching the lions turn on each other in a bidding of “justice”

  2. Wed, 22nd Jun 2011 at 6:02 am

    Yeah….funny stuff…A good laugh. haha.

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