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Suspected mastermind behind hacking group LulzSec arrested

Just days after the hacking group LulzSec claimed it brought down the US Central Intelligence Agency's website, its suspected 19-year-old mastermind has been arrested.

Just days after the hacking group LulzSec claimed it brought down the US Central Intelligence Agency's website, its suspected 19-year-old mastermind has been arrested. The teenager is currently being questioned under the Computer Misuse Act and Fraud Act.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "The arrest follows an investigation into network intrusions and distributed denial of service attacks against a number of international business and intelligence agencies by what is believed to be the same hacking group. Searches at a residential address in Wickford, Essex, following the arrest last night have led to the examination of a significant amount of material. These forensic examinations remain ongoing."

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