LulzSec has been the cause of worry for many organizations, Government and private alike. They have been in an outrage, using their extraordinary ethical hacking skills, LulzSec has been able to cause fear and uproar at various departments and institutions. Naturally, they are being hunted down, by the police as well as the FBI. Now reports indicate that a 19 year old LulzSec hacker has been arrested by the police.
Recently, LulzSec hacked the Atlanta chapter of a FBI affiliated website called Infragard, which actually is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. They are a group comprising of businesses, law enforcement agencies, academic institutions, and participants that share intelligence and information in a bid to prevent acts of terror against USA.
An announcement was made by The Metropolitan Police Service Wednesday in which they claim to have arrested a 19-year old hacker who allegedly is a member of Anonymous Operation as well as Lulz Security. He is known by the name Topiary. He acted as the publicist for both of these groups and often updated their Twitter accounts with official statements and press releases.
Topiary is said to have been arrested from his Shetland Islands apartment, based in Scotland. After being arrested, he was moved to a police station in London for further investigation and questioning of the suspect. Police also claim to be interrogating a 17-year old suspect in London on suspicion of being involved with these hacking groups. In his case, no arrest has been made till the writing of this report.
Ever since the attempts at arrests began, the hacker groups have responded that they do not feel threatened by these attempts and that there is nothing that the authorities can do to stop them. In lieu of that, the hacker in question here, Topiary tweeted the following, from the official LulzSec account:
Arresting people won’t stop us, FBI. We will only cease fire when you all wear shoes on your heads. That’s the only way this is ending.
Would you call it wise to go to war with the authorities? Many may think otherwise, but it definitely takes a lot of guts to stand up to these people. Let’s see what LulzSec’s next move is.