LulzSec Member Claimed ArrestedAdded: Monday, August 1st, 2011
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Among many news surrounding the hacker movement called AntiSec, one report appeared to be quite interesting. Fox News announced that tFlow, a high-profile member of LulzSec hacker group, was arrested in the United Kingdom and is currently facing extradition to the US. However, Anonymous members didn’t confirm the report, but Fox News insist they tell the truth.
Fox News repeatedly confirmed the hacker’s identity both online and in responses to the queries made. Their story is that 16-year-old tFlow was arrested and out on bail. Meanwhile, Anonymous members provided the public with a link to tFlow’s Twitter account, which hasn’t been updated in a while, but tFlow is recognized as a kind of a user that isn’t always on Twitter.
The media reported that the teenager is currently facing extradition to the US over his involvement with LulzSec. tFlow was arrested in south London during another wave of online attacks, and remained in custody for a night. London Police believe the teenager is connected to the notorious hacking groups blamed for a handful of attacks on agencies like the CIA and the US Senate. The boy was held under the Computer Misuse Act and the reports are that his nickname appeared to be tFlow – a name of the high-ranking LulzSec member. Still, the hacker groups haven’t confirmed the news thus far.
Anonymous said that all they know is that some 16-year-old boy from South London was arrested who was suspected to be tFlow. Later the boy was released on bail with no charges to go back for additional questioning next month. Without any other information, it makes no sense to confirm it was the real tFlow. The only person who may confirm the news is tFlow himself.
By the way, it wasn’t the first time the media falsely announced a high-profile hacktivist has been arrested. Earlier, when the reports were that an arrest was made in the United Kingdom, media claimed LulzSec’s leader Sabu had been arrested, which appeared to be not true. Instead, it turned out to be someone running an IRC server and wasn’t heavily involved in the hacking. Now the truth is that nobody really knows the online identity of the arrested boy except himself. It may be a high-ranking (16-year-old?) LulzSec member, facing extradition to the US over the suspicion of being connected with Anonymous, but still there’s no evidence of him being tFlow.
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Monday, August 1st, 2011
|posted by (2011-08-01 20:20:26)|
|A hacker arrested for his alleged involvement in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks carried out by Anonymous and LulzSec was released from a London jail on bail today, where he was charged with five computer-related crimes.|
Jake Davis, 18, was arrested last week for participating in a cyber attack on the U.K.'s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), Sony, and News Corp.-owned newspapers. He appeared before a London court this morning and was released on bail pending an August 30 hearing, the AP reported. Davis must wear an electronic ankle bracelet, observe a curfew, stay away from the Internet, and remain at his mother's home in England.
He has five charges against him, including:
Unauthorized access to a computer system, contrary to Section 3 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990.
Encouraging / assisting offences, contrary to S46 of the Serious Crime Act 2007.
Conspiracy with others to carry out a Distributed Denial of Service Attack on the Web site of the Serious and Organised Crime Agency contrary to S1 Criminal Law Act 1977.
Conspiracy to commit offences of section 3 Computer Misuse Act 1990, contrary to S1 Criminal Law Act 1977.
Conspiracy between the defendant and others to commit offences of section 3 Computer Misuse Act 1990 contrary to S1 Criminal Law Act 1977.
Journalist Laurie Penny tweeted that Davis emerged from court wearing sunglasses and carrying a copy of "Free Radicals: the Secret Anarchy of Science." Financial Times correspondent Tim Bradshaw also posted a photo of Davis' departure via Instagram.
As news of his release made the rounds, Anonymous tweeted "Stay strong, @atopiary. We will continue this, as your last tweet is truth. We, the people, silent no more. #AntiSec."
Davis uses the name "Topiary" online. The final tweet via @atopiary said: "You cannot arrest an idea," a quote first circulated after officials in the U.S. and abroad arrested a number of Anonymous and LulzSec hackers for DDoS and similar attacks. The arrests irked Anonymous, which argued that its tactics were no different from a peaceful protest or sit-in and that the government should worry about real corruption. In retaliation, Anonymous recently organized a boycott of PayPal, though the company said that effort had little effect.
As PCMag pointed out in a recent overview of the key LulzSec players, Topiary is reportedly second-in-command within LulzSec, though he is thought to be the least tech-savvy in the group. As a result, he acted as a PR liaison for Anonymous before moving over to LulzSec, manning its Twitter feed, among other things. The @LulzSec Twitter feed has not been updated since July 27, the day of Davis' arrest.
Anonymous, meanwhile, has encouraged supporters to create avatars or other images in support of Davis.
|posted by (2011-08-01 20:24:29)|
|A teenager believed to be a leading member of the Anonymous and LulzSec online activist groups appeared in a London court Monday charged with hacking offences including an attack on Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency.|
Jake Davis, 18, who goes by the online nickname of "Topiary," was charged with computer attacks on Sony, UK crime and health authorities and Rupert Murdoch's UK newspaper arm News International.
Anonymous and LulzSec members have been arrested in the United States, Spain, Turkey, Britain and the Netherlands in recent weeks in a crackdown on attacks on targets seen by the activists as hostile to Internet freedom of speech.
The arrest of "Topiary" in Scotland's remote Shetland Islands may be the most significant to date in the global effort to end the cyber-crime spree by the groups.
Davis, a slight, dark-haired youth who spoke only to confirm his name and date of birth and suppressed a smile when the prosecutor struggled to pronounce "LulzSec," was released on bail under strict conditions.
He will be allowed no Internet access and will live under a curfew with his mother and brother, who have just moved to Lincolnshire in eastern England and have not yet arranged a broadband connection.
His lawyer, Gideon Cammerman, said that while Davis had helped to publicize the work of the cyber activists, there was no evidence to show he had the expertise to have taken part in any of the hacks.
"The picture that emerges is not one of a skilled and practiced hacker but of someone who sympathizes," he said.
LulzSec and its parent group Anonymous, loose online collectives of activists, have attracted widespread global media coverage for their stunts. LulzSec has more than 350,000 followers on Twitter.
The prosecution said on Monday that police had seized a Dell laptop from Davis's home in Shetland with a 100 gigabyte drive running 16 different virtual computers.
Files found on the computer included details of an attack on Sony, email addresses and passwords of hundreds of thousands of members of the public and hundreds of other folders that had not yet been examined, the prosecutor said.
When police arrived to arrest Davis, his computer screen was displaying a dialogue box for a single-use email address with a lifespan of 10 minutes, the prosecution said. Forty other applications were also running.
The Shetland Islands, off the northeast coast of Scotland, have some of Britain's poorest Internet connections, with no superfast broadband availability and an average speed of 5.5 megabits per second, according to telecoms regulator Ofcom.
Davis, who has no previous criminal convictions, is due to appear for his first trial hearing on August 30 in Southwark Crown Court, London.
|looks legit to me...|
|posted by (2011-08-03 05:53:15)|
|who cares about these people? they do what they choose to do just as we do and they just bring hassle to us for the most part and make our lives and desires more at risk. we're just to cheap/poor to buy the films or get ripped off at the cinema or like to play pirate.|
what have they really accomplished? they want to be heros or revolutionaries or whatever ... hack the banks and delete morgages, re-distribute the wealth, erase peoples debts to giant corperations. useful stuff to the everyday person .... i dont care whats in embassy files or the cia or sony ... no one has changed their policies, become boy-scots, fair to the common man or done anything at all but beef up new security at a cost passed on to the consumers ... us.
these are not the same guys uploading torrents to us. come on guys ... do what you do if you wish but be useful. Its way cooler to be robin hood then wiki-leak.
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