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Black Hat Hacker Arrested in Britain, LulzSec Denies He Is One of Theirs

New Scotland Yard has caught a black hat hacker believed to be of the Lulz Security hacker group, or so it thought. The British law enforcement agency is reporting that a 19-year-old male has been arrested in Essex, England by the “e-Crime” unit following an investigation into network intrusions and distributed denial of service attacks.

LulzSec is not claiming the suspect as one of its own. In a tweet, LulzSec wrote, “Seems the glorious leader of LulzSec got arrested, it’s all over now… wait… we’re all still here! Which poor bastard did they take down?”

A black hat hacker claims to have hacked the United Kingdom government and taken data from the country’s 2011 census. The hack was initially believed to be by LulzSec but the group denies it. Usually when a criminal hacker group pulls off a breach like that, it will claim responsibility (maybe sometimes if it was not them, just to gain the credit if no one else has stepped forward).

LulzSec is believed to be behind a string of hacks on prominent U.S. agencies and entities, including the Senate and the CIA, as well as defense contractor Lockheed Martin. If LulzSec is denying affiliation with both the U.K. census hack and the 19-year-old Essex hacker, are the two then related? See the Storify below for LulzSec’s response to the recent arrest and census data hack.

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