For all the trouble hacking organization Lulz Security (LulzSec) has been causing all over cyberspace in recent months, we can't help but envision the stereotypical teen sitting in the basement of his mom's pad wreaking havoc before being called up to finish his chores. Maybe that isn't too far off. According to a statement by the the U.K.'s Metropolitan Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU), a British teenager suspected of playing a major role in LulzSec's operations was arrested on Monday night.
The unidentified 19-year-old was taken into custody following 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, PCeU said in a statement. He was arrested on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act and Fraud Act offenses, and remains in custody for questioning.
"Seems the glorious leader of LulzSec to arrested, it's all over now... wait... we're all still here! Which poor bastard did they take down?," @LulzSec tweeted following the arrest.
Searches at the teen's residential address in Wickford, Essex following the arrest have turned up "a significant amount of material," PCeU said.