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Reports Claim LulzSec Leader Arrested In UK

The suspected head of the infamous hacker group LulzSec has been arrested during a house raid in Wickford, Essex giving relief to government authorities.

According ZDNet (opens in new tab) LulzSec’s19 year old suspected leader was arrested under an intelligence-led joint operation between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Scotland Yard.

"The arrest follows an investigation into network intrusions and distributed denial of service attacks against a number of international business and intelligence agencies by what is believed to be the same hacking group.” a spokesman of the Scotland Yard stated.

The 19 year old man was arrested by the e-crime unit of the Metropolitan police and is currently at a police station in central London informs BBC (opens in new tab).

The hacker’s group which first came to limelight in May this year and reportedly indulged in light hearted fun claimed to have support from several other groups of hackers. The police has managed to grab the leader just before one of the major leaks was about to take place. The much-awaited arrest has given a sigh of relief to authorities who have been reeling under a series of hacks perpetuated by LulzSec which included the DDoS attacks on CIA and US Senate websites.

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