19-Year-Old LulzSec Member (Maybe) Arrested

Official tweets say guy had little to do with group
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2011 10:05 AM CDT

(Newser) – British police have arrested a 19-year-old that they believe is involved with LulzSec’s recent wave of “AntiSec” digital attacks—though the group seems to be denying it. Investigators found the teen with help from the FBI, and have charged him under the Computer Misuse Act and the Fraud Act, ZDNet reports. But LulzSec’s official Twitter account chimed in, 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?”

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Some tweets from LulzSec’s new ally, Anonymous, might shed some light on that. “The good news everybody: Ryan has little to do with #LulzSec besides running IRC,” one Anonymous member tweeted, according to Gizmodo. Another member identified the Ryan in question as Ryan Cleary, a hacker who last gained notoriety for, of all things, attacking Anonymous. Cleary lived in Wickford, Essex, the same location as the man arrested today. “If it is Ryan then they’re alright. lol,” another Anonymous member tweeted. (Read more LulzSec stories.)

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