Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/27/lulzsec_arrest/

Police arrest alleged LulzSec hacker 'topiary' in Scotland

Suspected of links to shear hackery

By John Leyden

Posted in Security, 27th July 2011 17:07 GMT

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. ®