The Metropolitan Police Service’s Police Central e-Crime Unit have arrested “Topiary” who they believe is a LulzSec spokesperson. The 19-year-old was believed to have been arrested in the remote Shetland Islands in Scotland. The police are searching the address.
In a public statement, The Metropolitan Police say that Topiary is “believed to be linked to an ongoing international investigation in to the criminal activity of the so-called ‘hacktivist’ groups Anonymous and LulzSec”
Another address is Lincolnshire is also been investigated in relation to the investigation but has not been arrested. The e-crime unit say an “ongoing investigation into network intrusions and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks” is currently underway.
Topiary deleted all the tweets from his account at an earlier date (but one) and said in his bio that he “worked with Anonymous, LulzSec, and other such paragons of intense cyber victory.” LulzSec has continued hacking after telling uses that they would quit after 50 days, LulzSec has not commented on this event via Twitter.
The arrest of Topiary follows the arrest of a 16-year-old who they believe is a prominent member as well as 19-year-old Ryan Cleary who ran the IRC chat channel for LulzSec.