Hacker group LulzSec has posted the names of two people it accuses of assisting in helping track down a teen suspected of being the notorious group's mastermind.
The post, signed by "LulzSec Security" and addressed to "FBI & other law enforcement clowns," includes the two men's home addresses as well as aliases, IM screen names, IP addresses, and in one case their phone number and date of birth.
"These goons begged us for mercy after they apologized to us all night for leaking some of our affiliates' logs," the group said in post today on Pastebin. "There is no mercy on The Lulz Boat."
The post, titled "Snitches getting various stitches," accuses the first man, a resident of Hamilton, Ohio, of hacking the game Dues Ex and being involved in other cybercrimes.
"Also, he tried to snitch on us. Therefore we just did your job for you with great ease," the post reads.
The second individual is listed in the post as a 22-year-old resident of Halethorpe, Md. "He's also wanted for some pretty heavy stuff," the message reads.
Efforts to reach the men for comment were unsuccessful.
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The post comes after the U.K.'s Metropolitan Police announced this morning it had arrested a 19-year-old U.K. man on suspicion of hacking and online attacks. Sky News later reported that the teenager is the mastermind behind the hacking group.
Earlier in the day, LulzSec seemed bemused 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?"
LulzSec has enjoyed a higher profile of late, thanks to a slew of successful attacks on prominent Web sites. In the past couple of months, the group has claimed responsibility for attacks against Sony Pictures, Sony Music Japan, and other Sony organizations. The group has also targeted Nintendo, Bethesda Software, and Infragard, a company that works closely with the FBI.