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This article was published on July 20, 2011


    16-year-old leading member of LulzSec reportedly in custody after sting

    16-year-old leading member of LulzSec reportedly in custody after sting
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    Following this morning’s FBI raids in New York on the homes of suspected Anonymous members, London’s Metropolitan Police E-Crime Unit says it has arrested one of the suspected leading members of hacking group LulzSec, according to Fox News.

    The arrests were part of an internationally coordinated sting on the two allied hacker groups which resulted in 16 arrests.

    The hacker in custody is a 16-year-old boy from South London who goes by Tflow online, and has links to both groups. He is being held on suspicion of breaching the Computer Misuse Act.

    The sting came just hours after LulzSec returned from its retirement to wreak havoc on News Corp properties such as The Sun, redirecting the website to a fake story about CEO and owner Rupert Murdoch’s death.

    Leakedchat records confirm T-Flow as one of the core members of Lulzsec.