Hacker group, Lulz Security, has issued a quick tweet that denies the fact that their leader has been arrested by the London Metropolitan Police earlier yesterday; the police force's Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) issued a statement a few hours ago saying that they had arrested a 19-year old man in a "pre-planned intelligence-led" operation. The arrest, the statement continues, comes after an investigation into "network intrusions and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks" that were carried out against a number of international companies and intelligence agencies by, the PCeU statement says, was the same hacking group.
More rumours about the iPhone 5 and how it might turn up; "a reliable source" has told the equally reliable technology website, BGR, that Apple's follow-up to the iPhone 4 will have a completely different chassis. BGR said that the company may release the phone at the company's annual September Event where Steve Jobs presented the new iPod line up, the new Apple TV and the iTunes 10 (ed : there was also a special event in October 2010 where the new Macbook air and the new iLife was unveiled).
In what is just another tribute to Apple's iPhone team, it has just been revealed that the iPhone 4, the company's most recent handset, has overtaken the Nikon D90 as the most used cameras on Flickr, the popular photo sharing website owned by Yahoo. The phone had long been the most popular Smartphone having surpassed its predecessor, the iPhone 3G a long time ago.
Hacking collective Lulzsec has denied hacking the Office for National Statistics or any other company (Lockheed Martin comes to mind) in a couple of tweets issued on Twitter. The posts come after an alleged statement on Pastebin may have been wrongly attributed to them. Lulzsec said "Just saw the pastebin of the UK census hack. That wasn't us - don't believe fake LulzSec releases unless we put out a tweet first."
UK online retailer Shopto has put the Sony Playstation Vita gaming console on preorder with a tentative delivery date scheduled for the 4th of November 2011; should customers not receive their device by then, the retailer promises to credit their accounts with £3. Shopto has also given a slight discount on the console's suggested retail price which currently stands at £229.99. Up to 20 games are expected to be launched at the same time with a SRP of £39.99.