Police Claim Arrest of LulzSec Spokesman 'Topiary'
CREDIT: Roger Griffith
Police in Britain have arrested a 19-year-old believed to be "Topiary," the spokesperson for the Lulz Security hacking group.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service's e-Crime Unit arrested the man today (July 27) at a residential address in the Shetland Islands; he is currently being held a police station in London, the Metropolitan Police said in a press release. Police have not released the suspect's name.
Police also searched a residence in Lincolnshire, England and questioned a 17-year-old male, but did not arrest him.
Topiary's arrest follows last week's international dragnet that netted 16 suspected members of the Lulz Security and Anonymous hacking groups, including a 16-year-old believed to be "Tflow ," a prominent LulzSec member.
LulzSec ended a 50-day hacking streak last month, but has since returned for a few carefully selected attacks, including one against embattled media mogul Rupert Murdoch's Sun newspaper.
Today, LulzSec, along with Anonymous, organized a formal boycott of PayPal to protest the government crackdown on Anonymous members related to last year's denial-of-service attacks on the payment-processing site.
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