Law enforcement officers may feel they've made a dent in the fight against hackers, but that doesn't seem to be stemming the tide of activity.
A 19-year-old U.K. man has been arrested on suspicion of hacking and online attacks by the U.K.'s Metropolitan Police. Sky News reported early on that the teenager is the mastermind behind LulzSec, a prominent hacking group that has wreaked havoc on several companies and government organizations of late. However, the Metropolitan Police's e-Crime Unit stopped short of saying whether the man in custody might be connected to LulzSec.
LulzSec seemed amused by the arrest, with a cheeky post to its Twitter account that it's still in operation. "Seems the glorious leader of LulzSec got arrested," the group wrote on its Twitter account. "It all over now. Wait, we're all still here! Which poor bastard did they take down?"
But then the group posted the names of two people it accuses of assisting in helping track down a teen suspected of being the notorious group's mastermind.
Meanwhile, a 26-year-old San Francisco man pleaded guilty to conspiracy and ID theft charges related to his part in accessing
iPad customer data on an AT&T Web site a year ago and publicizing it. Daniel Spitler reportedly wrote a script called the "iPad 3G Account Slurper" and used it against AT&T servers in June 2010 to harvest e-mail addresses and associated unique iPad numbers.
With Anonymous and LulzSec, is anyone believable?
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