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Lulzsec: self-proclaimed leader arrested in Australia, facing 10 years in jail

Thursday, 25th April 2013 11:27 GMT By Dave Cook

The self-proclaimed leader of hacker group Lulszec has reportedly been arrested in Australia, and now faces up to ten years in prison for a string of hacking charges,

The New York Times reports that a 24-year-old man has not been named, and is said to have given Sydney police enough reason to believe that he is the leader of the Lulszec group.

Police have confirmed that the arrest was made on Tuesday night, in relation to a Lulszec attack on an undisclosed Australian government site, and was brought in on two separate charges.

According to the site the man was an, “I.T. specialist at a Sydney-based company”, and used his position to access sensitive information and breach sites.

Glen McEwen, manager of cybercrime operations for the Australian Federal Police said of the arrest, “The A.F.P. has zero tolerance for this kind of behavior. There were no denials of his claims of being the leader. The A.F.P. believes this man’s skill sets and access to this kind of information presented a considerable risk to Australian society.”

It comes as Lulzsec hacker Ryan Ackroyd was arrested in the UK and pleaded guilty to attacks on Sony and Nintendo sites. The trial has yet to take place, but you can read up on the arrest here.

Thanks GI.biz

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9 Comments

  1. Beta

    :D

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Samoan Spider

    Lulz :P

    #2 1 year ago
  3. KrazyKraut

    lulz in the jail shower

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Christopher Jack

    I dislike this attitude that just because you’re hidden behind 7 proxies & 3 monitors that you’re entitled to act like a complete jack ass. Worst is how popular many of them are. They disgrace memorial pages, hack everyone who has a different opinion & they have 10k+ fans…

    Yes I put info hackers & those typical 4chan trolls under the same category because they often seem to share the same type of mentality & are frequently involved with both sides of the coin. Even protest hacking isn’t what I’d consider positive.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. KrazyKraut

    @4
    “hack everyone who has a different opinion” there lies the main problem

    #5 1 year ago
  6. NightCrawler1970

    Rule number 1 in jail.. never pickup a soup from the floor….
    10 years for Lulz….

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Djoenz

    @6
    Riiiight “Soup” yummy what kind of soup?

    #7 1 year ago
  8. monkeygourmet

    I hope he knows how to make ‘toilet wine’…

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Clupula

    Why are people dropping random cans of soup on the floor in prison?

    Oh well. Still, that’s really close to the rule I hear about not dropping the soap.

    #9 1 year ago

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