Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/21/alleged_hacker_held/

Met arrest alleged Lulz hacker

Essex boy picked up

By John Oates

Posted in Security, 21st June 2011 12:14 GMT

Th Met's e-Crime unit has arrested a 19-year old alleged hacker in Essex on suspicion of involvement with network attacks and denial of service attacks.

The statement in full:

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) have arrested a 19-year-old man in a pre-planned intelligence-led operation.

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 at the premises last night, have led to the examination of a significant amount of material. These forensic examinations continue.

The PCeU was assisted by officers from Essex Police and have been working in co-operation with the FBI.

We're still waiting for confirmation of claimed LulzSec attacks on the UK census. ®