After a joint operation by the FBI and the Scotland Yard, the police have made a successful arrest of a 19-year-old teenager who is suspected to be a LulzSec mastermind. Whether he really is a LulzSec mastermind is not confirmed yet and he is just a regular suspect. He deserves the benefit of doubt and it would be wrong to call him an offender.
The joint operation by the FBI and Scotland Yard follows from the Sony, (probably) Lockheed Martin and the UK Census data leaks. This has resulted in what is being seen as the first arrest of any LulzSec member which can reveal some interesting facts about this Anonymous regroup.
The Metropolitan Police website has a statement on the arrest too. It reads as,
Officers from the Metropolitan Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) have arrested a 19-year-old man in a pre-planned intelligence-led operation.
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 teenager was arrested on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act, and Fraud Act offences and was taken to a central London police station, where he currently remains in custody for questioning.
Searches at a residential address in Wickford, Essex, following the arrest last night have led to the examination of a significant amount of material. These forensic examinations remain ongoing.
The PCeU was assisted by officers from Essex Police and have been working in co-operation with the FBI.
Update: LulzSec claims that the person arrested by the FBI and Scotland Yard is not a member and some of the tweets appearing in this image have been deleted by them so they are exclusive.