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Australian Federal Police claim arrest of 'LulzSec leader'
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:06:06 -0500 (CDT)
By Richard Chirgwin
23rd April 2013
Updated - The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has arrested a man
described "a self-proclaimed leader of the group ‘Lulz Security’
(Lulzsec), a computer hacking group that has existed since 2011."
The as-yet-unnamed 24-year-old man was apprehended in the coastal town
of Point Clare was arrested after using a known exploit to last month
access and deface a government web site.
The arrested man is widely believed to have used the name "OzShock" or
"Aush0k” online and has been charged with defacing a government web
site. The AFP says he worked for an international IT company and may
have used the information he was able to access about clients, which
included government agencies, to perpetrate the defacement.
The AFP says it arrested the man because his activities posed a danger
to Australia. The Force also says the man is a member of LulzSec.
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