LulzSec denies “mastermind” has been arrested, and census hack

Darren Allan

June 21, 2011

The story about the arrested nineteen-year-old alleged hacker from Essex we’ve just written about has just been commented on by LulzSec on the group’s Twitter feed.

Some sources have reported that the chap in question was a “mastermind” or key figure in the LulzSec group, but the organisation has denied this.

They tweeted: “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?”

Police have said the arrest is in connection with the DDoS attacks on the SOCA website last night, which took the site down, and LulzSec claimed responsibility for.

No doubt more details in the bigger picture will emerge in due course. LulzSec hasn’t yet commented on the other big story which hit the headlines today, namely that they’ve managed to steal 2011 census data from the UK government.

This revelation was made on Pastebin, but hasn’t yet been officially confirmed or denied by the hacking organisation.

UPDATE: LulzSec has just now denied that it hacked the UK census data on its official Twitter feed: “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.”

Although the group did add: “But hey, if someone out there hacked the UK government in the name of #AntiSec, well done sirs!”

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