*Update* Teenager arrested in connection with LulzSec attacks

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of being the mastermind behind the hacker group, LulzSec.

The 19-year-old from Wickford, Essex was arrested in a joint action by the Scotland Yard and the FBI after hacking into video games company databases, including Bethesda, Sony and SEGA.

A spokesman from Scotland Yard said: “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.

Searches at a residential address in Wickford, Essex, following the arrest last night have led to the examination of a significant amount of material.

(Via Sky News)


The man arrested has been named locally, but not my police, as Ryan Cleary, a former member of Anonymous – another hacking group.

However, the arrest may not see the end of the attacks, as a tweet sent from the LulzSec Twitter account reads:

Seems the glorious leader of LulzSec got arrested, it’s all over now… wait… we’re all still here! Which poor b*****d did they take down?

*Update End*

David Wriglesworth

David Wriglesworth is a Northern lad with a passion for gaming, who graduated from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) Journalism degree. If you can drag him away from the consoles, you can probably find him Tweeting or watching Coronation Street.

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