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Australian authorities arrest 'self-proclaimed leader' of LulzSec hacking group

Australian authorities announce they have arrested the 'self-proclaimed leader' of LulzSec hacking group
By: Trace Hagan | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Apr 24, 2013 11:01 pm

Australian authorities have announced that they have arrested the "self-proclaimed lead" of the LulzSec hacking group. Authorities have not yet named the suspect, but say the 24-year-old was employed in a position that gave him "access to sensitive information." He was discovered after an investigation into a compromised government website.




"[This] man's knowledge and skills presented a significant risk to the clients of the company for which he was employed," authorities wrote in a statement. He faces up to twelve years in jail.


LulzSec is the hacking group responsible for the 2011 Sony PlayStation network hack. Cody Kretsigner, another implicated in the Sony attack was senteced to one year in jail by the American justice system.


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