The British teenager arrested Monday night on suspicion of being associated with hacking group LulzSec is not a part of the organization, they said on Twitter Tuesday.
“Seems the glorious leader of LulzSec got arrested, it’s all over now… wait… we’re all still here! Which poor bastard did they take down?” the group tweeted Tuesday afternoon.
The teenager, identified in an MSNBC article as 19-year-old Ryan Cleary, is apparently being questioned for “any possible links” to the hacker attacks on the CIA and PlayStation.
“Yes, the arrest is in connection with the Lulz Security attacks. We believe this to be a significant arrest,” a police source familiar with the joint FBI-Scotland Yard investigation told AFP before Lulz Security disclaimed Cleary.
LulzSec announced Tuesday that it would team up with hacker activist group Anonymous, as the manhunt for people involved with both groups continues. LulzSec has also claimed responsibility for the Sony hack that compromised millions of peoples’ personal information, as well as several government hacks. The group burst onto the public radar with a well-publicized hack of PBS NewsHour’s website in early June.