Showing posts with label LulzSec. Show all posts
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ryan Cleary and LulzSec

LulzSec: Police in Essex arrest teenage 'mastermind' behind hacking gang | Mail Online
A British teenager suspected of being a mastermind behind a notorious international computer hacking group has been arrested in a swoop by the FBI and Scotland Yard.

Ryan Cleary, 19, is believed to have been a 'major player' with LulzSec, a hacking group linked with attempts to breach organisations including the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency, the U.S. Senate and the CIA.

The arrest came amid claims on the website Pastebin that LulzSec allegedly had a copy of Britain's entire census database and was planning to publish it online, but this has been denied by the Office of National Statistics and by LulzSec via Twitter.

Authorities on both sides of the Atlantic have been trying to trace the hacking group, which also claimed credit for security breaches at games firms Nintendo and Sony, for several weeks.

Cleary was arrested in a 'pre-planned intelligence-led operation' in Wickford, Essex, the Metropolitan Police said.