LulzSec spokesman "Topiary" has been arrested say UK police [Update: LulzSec confirms]

 

Whilst LulzSec may now have disbanded, the police are still investigating their actions and have now released a statement announcing they have arrested a prominent LulzSec member under the name of Topiary.

Topiary was named as the LulzSec spokesperson numerous times by several groups trying to gain information on the team. He was said to be involved with the attacks on HBGary, Westboro Baptist church, Gawker, PayPal, Visa, Mastercard and several government websites.

The 19 year old was arrested by British police in the Shetland Islands at his home and is currently being taken to a police station in central London. The police are searching his address for evidence to link him with the attacks. The statement by the Police also said:

“A residential address in Lincolnshire is also being searched. A 17-year-old male is being interviewed under caution in connection with the inquiry. He has not been arrested.

Today’s operation is linked to PCeU’s ongoing investigation into network intrusions and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against a number of international business and intelligence agencies by what is believed to be the same hacking group.”

First mention of Topiary in the media was when he hacked into the Westboro Baptist church’s website whilst a guest on The David Pakman Show. He left a message from Anonymous on the church’s website as Pakman was questioning whether Anoymous had been involved in bringing down multiple church websites.

Update: Suspected LulzSec leader Sabu has confirmed via Twitter that the police have arrested Topiary.

 

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