LulzSec is a very well-known hacktivist outfit which often indulges in taking down or defacing governments websites as well as those of different corporations. Australian Federal Police (AFP) has now arrested an individual in Sydney which, the police claims, is the leader of LulzSec.
Since the charges against the person in question hasn’t been proved yet, AFP hasn’t revealed his name. However, what the authorities did reveal is that the individual worked at the NSW-local branch of an international IT company and had access to a huge amount of data, including that of governmental clients.
The police also revealed that the hacker is 24-years old and was arrested after being put under surveillance for two weeks. During surveillance, the authorities were able to discern his role as the leader of LulzSec. AFP claims that he is very well-known to international law enforcement agencies and has been charged with three counts.
One count is of accessing a restricted computer system without authorization whereas another two counts have been leveled against him for unauthorized modification of data. If this individual indeed turns out to be a LulzSec leader, he would be the first arrested member of the outfit.
And if the charges levelled against him are proved in the court of law, he may be in for a 12-year term in the prison. Commenting on the arrest, AFP Commander stated, “The AFP will not tolerate the attempts of hackers to damage or destroy the online property of Australian individuals, companies or national infrastructure resources.”