Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Australian police arrest senior member of LulzSec hacking group

Australian Federal Police have arrested the self-proclaimed leader of the international hacking group LulzSec, the collective that claimed responsibility for infiltrating and shutting down the CIA website.

Police said the 24-year-old IT worker, who held a position of trust at an international company, was arrested in Sydney on Tuesday evening and charged with hacking offences that carry a maximum penalty of 10 years.

Glen McEwen, manager of cyber crime operations at Australian Federal Police, said the man was detained at work, where he had access to sensitive information from clients including government agencies.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/24/net-us-australia-lulzsec-arrest-idUSBRE93N02D20130424