Good news everybody!
Australian Federal Police have arrested the self-proclaimed leader of the international hacking group, LulzSec. It’s the collective that claimed responsibility for infiltrating and shutting down the CIA website.
Police reported the 24 year old IT worker was arrested in Sydney and charged with hacking crimes which could earn him 10 years in prison.
Police said the man was arrested at his work place where he had access to “sensitive information from clients including government agencies.”
LulzSec is an offshoot of the international hacking group, Anonymous. It has taken credit for hacking attacks on government and private sector computers including the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox Studios, and Nintendo.
The two cyber hacking groups became notorious in late 2010 when they launched what they called the “first cyber war” in retaliation for attempts to shut down the Wiki leaks website.
The name LulzSec is a combination of “lulz” which is apparently another way of writing lols, and the word security.
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They caught a mighty big hacker,
He wasn’t your everyday slacker;
He made cyber war,
But not anymore,
He’s now one jailed attacker.
© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh