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A British teenager suspected of being a mastermind behind notorious international computer hacking group LulzSec has been arrested in a joint police operation.
The arrest of the 19-year-old - named locally as Ryan Cleary - comes just days after the group claimed it brought down the US Central Intelligence Agency's website.
The alleged hack on CIA.gov occurred on the same day Lulz Security opened a telephone request line so its fans could suggest potential targets.
On Twitter, the group wrote: "Tango down - CIA.gov - for the lulz".
The FBI and Scotland Yard launched an investigation immediately and detectives from the force's e-crime unit swooped on the teen's home in Wickford, Essex, on Monday.
Originally posted by WXBackdoor
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Two threads with the same subject can co-exists as long as one is in the News section.edit on 21-6-2011 by WXBackdoor because: (no reason given)