British Police Declares LulzSec Hacktivist ‘Topiary’ Arrested
The British Metropolitan Police Service has arrested a teenager aged 19 following doubts that he executed hacking assaults on several websites, thus published NakedSecurity in news on July 27, 2011.
Reportedly, it was the Shetland Islands where the arrest happened and the person detained rumored as being 'Topiary.' Topiary is understood as being the lead person involved during hacktivist assaults that the Anonymous and LulzSec hackers' gangs along with LulzSec's Twitter account writer launched. Evidently, The Metropolitan Police has stated that Topiary is presently getting deported to London.
They (Metropolitan Police) also stated that the operation had a connection with PCeU's continuing probe into DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) assaults and network infiltrations against numerous global intelligence agencies and business organizations that understandably the same gang of hackers launched. The Epoch Times published this on July 27, 2011.
Incidentally, a DDoS assault is one where numerous PCs are used that are bot-infected for transmitting huge volumes of enquiry traffic onto targeted websites or servers so they would become incapacitated due to excessive load.
Meanwhile, as per the British police, the hacker activist Topiary during his attacks aimed at the Church of Scientology, the MasterCard and Visa credit companies and the music sector.
And while Topiary couldn't be successfully caught, his group lately re-surfaced, damaging a newspaper website named The Sun by inserting a false tale of Rupert Murdoch the media tycoon as being dead.
Moreover, according to police, Topiary after sometime joined LulzSec the hackers' gang, which surfaced many months back attacking the United States Public Broadcasting Service and the Fox News. This time too the websites were defaced with one fake story of Tupac Shakur the late rap musician being found live and well in New Zealand.
Additionally, as per Scotland Yard Police, search is on for a home address within central England's Lincolnshire as well as a related interview being taken of a 17-yr-old anonymous teen, who hasn't been arrested.
Eventually, LulzSec along with other hacker activist gangs has been behaving utterly dangerous lately as they mocked agencies similar to the British police and FBI via several hacks, believing that they were invincible.
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