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Yahoo LONDON (Reuters) - British police investigating with America's FBI a series of computer hacking attacks on international companies said on Tuesday they had arrested a 19-year-old man in eastern England. London's Metropolitan Police said they had arrested the teenager in Wickford, Essex, on suspicion of computer misuse and fraud offences. "The arrest follows an 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," the London force said.
Hackers have carried out a series of attacks on international firms and organisations in recent weeks, including the International Monetary Fund, Lockheed Martin Corp, Citigroup Inc, Google and Michaels Stores. The loosely organised hacker group Lulz Security has claimed hacks into websites owned by Sony Corp as well as the U.S. Public Broadcasting Service and Fox.com. Fox is a unit of News Corp.
LulzSec The Lulz Boat 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?
LulzSec The Lulz Boat Just saw the pastebin of the UK census hack. That wasn't us - don't believe fake LulzSec releases unless we put out a tweet first.
LulzSec The Lulz Boat Anyone in the world can copy and paste The Lulz Boat ASCII art and general lighthearted theme. Smarten up, check the feed first. #AntiSec
LulzSec The Lulz Boat But hey, if someone out there hacked the UK government in the name of #AntiSec, well done sirs!