Police arrest alleged LulzSec hacker 'topiary' in Scotland
Suspected of links to shear hackery
UK police have arrested a teenager suspected of being a central figure in the infamous LulzSec hacking crew.
The unnamed 19 year-old allegedly had been acting as a spokesman of both LulzSec and Anonymous, using the online handle Topiary. He was arrested at a residential address in the Shetland Islands earlier today and transported to central London for questioning.
The "pre-planned intelligence-led operation" is part of the Met Police Police Central e-Crime Unit's investigation into DDoS attacks against international businesses and police agencies.
A 17 year-old from Lincolnshire was also interviewed under caution by police as part of the same investigation. His home was searched but no arrest was made.
Scotland Yard's statement on the case can be found here. ®
I am a TECHNO-ANARCHIST
I plot the downfall of governments through my computer, because I am a TECHNO-ANARCHIST. I have online conversations with my friends, where we communicate exclusively in leet speak because we are all TECHNO-ANARCHISTS. Governments and corporations tremble at our feet because of all the online horrors we may inflict upon them, using our TECHNO-ANARCHIST tools.
And if I am caught by the government, I shall get me an Ass Burgers diagnosis, sell out all my friends, then hide behind mummy's apron strings until the bad men have gone away, for I am a TECHNO-ANARCHIST.
For the Lulz
Heh. Makes me wonder how well the defense "I was just doing it for the lulz." will go over once he is hauled before the beak...
He might not sell out yet
He might be hedging his bets.