Friday, 2 September 2011

Ongoing LulzSec and Anonymous Investigation Results In Two Further Arrests

Two more hackers have been arrested after being linked to online groups Anonymous and Lulz Security.

The men detained have been described as 'aged 20 and 24' by the UK Metropolitan Police Service's Central e-Crime Unit (PceU). They were arrested in Mexborough, near Doncaster and had their computer equipment seized following the police forces arrival.

A blog entry by Sophos, a computer security firm, has hinted the arrests may also have been conducted in connection with the activities of 'Kayla', the handle of an individual heavily involved with recent computer intrusions on an international scale. The identity of 'Kayla' remains a mystery, although 'she' once publicly claimed to be a girl aged 16 during the time of her involvement in the hacking attack against HBGary in an interview with Forbes' Parmy Olson.

Pictured Above: A screenshot of the official LulzSec Twitter page, which has over 350,000 followers

Interestingly, the Twitter account linked to 'Kayla', @lolspoon, has been inactive since Thursday afternoon, when the arrests were made.

Detective Inspector Mark Raymond from the PCeU claimed the arrests were made as they concerned “a series of serious computer intrusions and online denial-of-service attacks recently suffered by a number of multi-national companies, public institutions and government and law enforcement agencies in Great Britain and the United States.”

'Kayla' is widely considered one of the key figures in Lulzsec, a group that has caused a lot of trouble for a number of reputable companies including security firm HBGary, which sells services to a number of government agencies.

For now, the investigation continues. “We are working to detect and bring before the courts those responsible for these offences, to disrupt such groups, and to deter others thinking of participating in this type of criminal activity," Raymond added.

The interview with 'Kayla' conducted by Forbes is particularly interesting and revealing. Have a look here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2011/03/16/is-this-the-girl-that-hacked-hbgary/

1 comments:

These guys were just asking for it by hacking all of those organizations. Surprise, surprise!

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