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LulzSec suspect arrested in UK

An arrest has been made in connection with the recent string of LulzSec hacks. Scotland Yard is also investigating for a possible connection to the PlayStation Network data breach.

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An arrest has been made in connection with the recent string of LulzSec hacks, Develop reports. A 19 year-old Essex man has been charged in connection with the DDOS attack on the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) site, for which LulzSec claimed responsibility.

Scotland Yard also believes the suspect may be connected to the PlayStation Network breach. A search of the suspect's address has reportedly turned up "a significant amount of material," and they are searching for "any Sony data" among it.

The hacker group Anonymous has been suspected of being involved in the PSN breach, especially after being directly implicated by Sony in a letter to Congress. In Spain, three arrests were made to Anon members, but the group has officially denied involvement.

LulzSec itself has been involved in a string of recent hacks, though it did offer its services to catch the culprits of the Sega hack. Despite the arrest, the LulzSec Twitter account is still going, and promising more hacks to come.

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    June 21, 2011 8:15 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, LulzSec suspect arrested in UK.

    An arrest has been made in connection with the recent string of LulzSec hacks. Scotland Yard is also investigating for a possible connection to the PlayStation Network data breach.

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      June 21, 2011 8:28 AM

      It's the IRC admin, not one of the lulzsec guys.

      Idiots.

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        June 21, 2011 8:29 AM

        Is there chat/coordination going on in that IRC channel? And he's the admin? If you want to wear the label, be prepared to do the time.

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          June 21, 2011 8:43 AM

          Nope, not in any of the public channels. That channel is for announce and general chat. Has nothing to do with coordination or targetting.

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            June 21, 2011 11:32 AM

            Well, then, I guess it sucks to be that guy!

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              June 21, 2011 11:35 AM

              /ban *scotlandyard

              Fixed!

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                June 21, 2011 11:37 AM

                I'm sure they'll get him on something. Probably illegal porn and software. If he's smart he'll have his HDDs encrypted and refuse to give over his password.

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                  June 21, 2011 12:00 PM

                  Depends on the law, they can still nab you for interfering with an investigation. Either way.. Hes fucked.

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                  June 21, 2011 12:04 PM

                  Will that defense work in the UK?

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                    June 21, 2011 1:00 PM

                    No it won't. The U.K. can demand decryption of data on penalty of jail time.

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        June 21, 2011 8:32 AM

        even so, it's an interface between them and their "fans and supporters." cutting off the audience weakens trolls

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        June 21, 2011 8:35 AM

        Well, it does say "in connection" so I'm not sure why you feel the need to call them idiots. Either way, at the very least it's a start.

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          June 21, 2011 8:52 AM

          the in connection sounds like part of an "aiding & abetting" allegation

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        June 21, 2011 8:51 AM

        Yeah, they just arrested him for the lulz. I'm sure they had no real evidence connecting him to lulzsec - I mean wtf do the authorities know?

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        June 21, 2011 10:39 AM

        The people carrying out this investigation understood less than half of the words in that sentence. I'm not sure what everyone was hoping for.

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        June 21, 2011 12:37 PM

        Are you claiming that this, so called security group, let's an outside party handle their IRC channel? The channel where they plan their illegal activity? If so, then it seems these guys need a primer in secure communications.

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          June 21, 2011 12:42 PM

          They don't plan their stuff in there. It's just an announce/discussion channel.

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      June 21, 2011 8:31 AM

      I hope they do everything they can to make him shit himself, and then release a video of it just so he's never so smug about it ever again.

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      June 21, 2011 10:17 AM

      Excellent news, if true. Hopefully they arrest the rest of these losers.

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      June 21, 2011 10:36 AM

      from what i heard, this kid has a history of trying to dox anon peoples in the past. little idiot trying to be cool :(

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      June 21, 2011 10:40 AM

      The penny arcade dude said it best. LulzSec isn't an organization with leadership, or an entity with intention, it is a force of nature, like erosion.

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        June 21, 2011 1:20 PM

        I'm amazed that people really still believe this crap. Of course there is *some* kind of leadership role in organizations like this and annon, even if it only lasts a few days or hours while they pull their shit. They love to claim otherwise because it gives them the illusion of invincibility.

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        June 21, 2011 1:24 PM

        Eh, it's a small group of people with some powerful DDoS tools at their disposal. They're small enough to run truly democratically without much issue over the short term but that doesn't mean it can't be taken down, just that it's harder to do so.

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      June 21, 2011 11:20 AM

      Bravo! They're finally making ground in getting rid of the lizard pirate seaship boat goers known as lulzsec. Take that Lulzsec! We just arrested your Admin for your IRC you use for PR! Get owned bitches! Next up, they're going to arrest twitter(corporations are people) for aiding and abetting you douchepirates! Go Go Authoritah!

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      June 21, 2011 11:29 AM

      yeah guys! you win the war on h4cks!

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        June 21, 2011 11:30 AM

        also...destroy their routers so this never happens again!

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      June 21, 2011 11:32 AM

      Yay the internet is safe again! I can go back to reusing the same password everywhere!

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      June 21, 2011 12:30 PM

      I wonder how many sockets they had to open to find him.