19-Year-Old Boy Arrested in Connection to LulzSec


Ryan Clearly, a suspected mastermind behind LulzSec, the hacker organization believed to be responsible for online attacks against Sony, the U.S. Senate, the CIA, and the U.K.’s Serious Organized Crime Agency, was arrested near London on Tuesday. He is, of course, a 19-year-old boy. His computers will be closely examined for activities related to LulzSec, which is sure to be humiliating for him. LulzSec, however, claims the boy is only loosely related to the organization. From the LulzSec account, someone tweeted:

However, in a release addressed to the “FBI & other clowns,” the organization then posted the personal information of the two people they believe “snitched” on them, along with a manifesto of sorts about their motives. It reads:

Computer nerds: Hedonists, all.

After U.K. Arrest, Hacker Group LulzSec Responds With Bravado [TwoWay/NPR]
19-year-old arrested over Sony hack, London police say [CNN]