For the past few weeks the group known as Lulzsec has been running rampage attacking websites in an attempt to hack or take them offline and today a UK man has been arrested.
The Metropolitan Police have arrested a 19 year old man [identified as Ryan Cleary] at an address in Wickford, Essex, where the Police are now carrying out a search for evidence. The Metropolitan Police have been working with Essex Police and the FBI on the case.
Lulzsec claim to have been responsible for numerous attacks against video game companies such as CCP’s Eve Online service, Heroes of Newerth, Minecraft and Betheseda. The group has also been allegedly targeting the CIA, Sony and the FBI.
The individual is currently in custody waiting questioning by the police.
Update: LulzSec have issued a statement (of sorts) about the situation, saying “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?”
In a further clarification, they have added: “Ryan Cleary is not part of LulzSec; we house one of our many legitimate chatrooms on his IRC server, but that’s it.”