LONDON — Police working with the FBI have arrested a 19-year-old man over attacks by the Lulz Security hacking group on the websites of the CIA, US Senate, Sony and others, Scotland Yard said on Tuesday.
The man was arrested on Monday night at a house in Wickford, Essex, over allegations of fraud and computer misuse. He is being questioned at a London police station, it said in a statement.
A police source told AFP: “Yes, the arrest is in connection with the Lulz Security attacks. We believe this to be a significant arrrest.”
The hacker group known as Lulz Security has claimed responsibility for a month-long rampage on targets that also include Britain’s Serious Organised Crime Agency, which was attacked on Monday.
AFP journalists cover wars, conflicts, politics, science, health, the environment, technology, fashion, entertainment, the offbeat, sports and a whole lot more in text, photographs, video, graphics and online.
Raw Story is a progressive news site that focuses on stories often ignored in the mainstream media. While giving coverage to the big stories of the day, we also bring our readers' attention to policy, politics, legal and human rights stories that get ignored in an infotainment culture driven solely by pageviews.
Founded in 2004, Raw Story reaches 9 million unique readers per month and serves more than 30 million pageviews.