Officers from the Metropolitan police have arrested a teenager suspected of being a central figure with an internet hacking group known as LulzSec.
The unnamed 18 year-old was arrested at a residential address in the Shetland Islands earlier today and taken to central London for questioning
He is believed to be linked to a continuing international investigation into the criminal activity of the so-called “hacktivist” groups Anonymous and LulzSec, and allegedly uses the online nickname “Topiary” which is presented as the spokesperson for the groups.
The “pre-planned intelligence-led operation” is linked to PCeU’s investigation into network intrusions and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against a number of international business and intelligence agencies by what is believed to be the same hacking group.
A 17 year-old from Lincolnshire was also interviewed under caution by police as part of the same investigation. His home was searched but no arrest was made.