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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)

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/23/afp_claims_lulsec_scalp/

By Richard Chirgwin
The Register
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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