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Real ‘Topiary’ Still on the Run?

Met Police officials on Wednesday announced that they have arrested a 19 year old teenager as a suspected spokesman for the hackers group Lulz Security. But, that might not be the actual case.

Earlier, the Central e-Crime Unit of the Metropolitan Police along with the Scotland Yard nabbed a teenage boy who is believed to be the spokesperson of infamous group of hackers responsible for conducting massive data breaches over last one month from Shetland Islands, a remote area in Scotland. The real identity of the boy arrested on Tuesday's night has been kept under wraps by the officials.

“He is believed to be linked to a continuing international investigation into the criminal activity of the so-called "hacktivist" groups Anonymous and LulzSec, and allegedly uses the online nickname "Topiary" which is presented as the spokesperson for the groups.” the Police officials stated on their website.

It seems that the events that have unfolded over the last two days are in contrast to the claims made by the Met Police about the arrest of the real ‘Topiary’. There has been a lot of chatter going on about the real ‘Topiary’ and it seems that the arrests made were due to wrong and misleading information, claims LulzSec exposed blog (opens in new tab).

"We believe MET Police got the wrong guy and it happens because of lot of disinformation floating on the web. LulzSec and Anonymous members are Master trolls and they are good at this." the LulzSec Exposed blog read.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.