LulzSec offers a ceasefire

Mischief-making hacking group LulzSec has offered to stop its increasingly distruptive campaign of online shenanigans. But the offer comes with strings attached.

“If President Obama wears a shoe on his head throughout the entirety of his next big speech, we will cease fire on all targets forever,” tweeted the band of ne'er-do-wells earlier today

To underline the seriousness of their offer the outfit later tweeted: “You think we're joking but we're not. Let's get this happening, @BarackObama, we'll later write songs in your glorious shoe-wearing name.”

With a bit of luck, Obama will comply. He seems like a bloke with a sense of humour.