Australian federal police arrest senior member of LulzSec
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 00:41
April 24 - Australian Federal Police arrest the self-proclaimed leader of the international hacking group LulzSec, the collective that claimed responsibility for infiltrating and shutting down the CIA website. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Australian Federal Police have arrested the self-proclaimed leader of the international hacking group LulzSec the collective that claimed responsibility for infiltrating and shutting down the CIA website.
Police said the 24-year-old IT worker was arrested at work on Tuesday evening and charged with hacking offences that carry a maximum penalty of 10 years.
LulzSec, an offshoot of the international hacking group Anonymous, has taken credit for hacking attacks on government and private sector websites, including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Sony Pictures, a unit of Sony Corp, 20th Century Fox and Nintendo.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE MANAGER OF CYBER CRIME OPERATIONS, GLEN McEWAN SAYING:
"Let's be clear that we are not dealing with small petty crime here. The potential for such access has huge ramifications for society."
Anonymous - and LulzSec in particular - became notorious in late 2010 when they launched what they called the "first cyber war" in retaliation for attempts to shut down the Wikileaks website.
Australian police said the unnamed Australian man, who used the online moniker "Aush0k", was known to international law authorities.
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