Anonymous and LulzSec case: four accused males appear in court. They were arrested earlier this year by police investigating online attacks by Anonymous and LulzSec, above Four British males have been banned from using online nicknames after they appeared in court charged with attacks connected to Anonymous and LulzSec.
The four men – Peter David Gibson, 22, Ashley Rhodes, 26, Christopher Weatherhead, 20, and a 17-year-old student – were released on bail after the hearing at Westminster magistrates court on Wednesday morning. The group's bail conditions mean they are prohibited from using specific online nicknames on sites including Facebook and Twitter. Gibson, from Hartlepool, is banned from using the name "Peter" on the internet. The Scotland Yard LulzSec Arrest Claim: A Mess of Social Engineering and Disinformation? Jul 28, 2011 Disinformation is a trick of the espionage tradecraft—show ‘em one thing and do quite another.
Is Scotland Yard’s claim that they’ve arrested Topiary some large-scale disinformation campaign? The Web Ninja’s dox claim Topiary is a 23 year-old Swede. Scotland Yard claims he’s a 19 year-old Shetland Islands resident. Both cannot be correct, unless Topiary can defy the laws of physics and not only bi-locate, but do so temporally as well. Or, it could be that neither is correct—that Web Ninjas/The Jester’s dox on Topiary is disinformation? The Daily Tech suggests—by way of Topiary’s chat logs—that the LulzSec spokesperson actually hacked a “famous internet troll” named Topiary and has been posing as him ever since. Jester claims Topiary’s chat logs are an attempt to cover his tracks. #2305908. Ryan Cleary, LulzSec and the culture of the otaku. The otaku is the scourge of contemporary Japanese youth culture.
The term, popularised in the west by science fiction author William Gibson, describes a "passionate obsessive, the information age's embodiment of the connoisseur, more concerned with the accumulation of data than of objects". Preferring to interact with computers than one another, otaku spend their time in their bedrooms, fuelled by a steady supply of junk food and information, doing things in online networks that are incomprehensible to anyone outside the community.
For the most part, these techno-dropouts cause no real harm. However, the otaku do become a problem when one of their number hacks into a high-profile database. Suddenly the quiet kid next door is thrust into the spotlight, along with geeks around the globe. Otaku and their western counterparts have existed as long as computers have been networked. But collectives of hackers are now gaining attention. HackingHacking incidents also carry cultural indicators. Teenager Ryan Cleary charged over LulzSec hacking. Ryan Cleary's home in Essex.
The teenager has been charged over LulzSec cyber attacks. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters A British teenager arrested as part of an investigation into cyber-attacks in Britain and the United States has been charged with five offences of hacking websites. Ryan Cleary, 19, was charged with a cyber-attack on Monday on Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca), the same day he was arrested at his family's home in Wickford, Essex. His arrest was linked to a series of cyber-attacks by a group called LulzSec, which investigators believe had targeted websites including ones belonging to the US Central Intelligence Agency, the US Senate and the electronics giant Sony. Cleary was charged over cyber-attacks against British-based targets. The method he is alleged to have used is a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against all three websites. Computer equipment seized from his home was examined to see if it contained evidence linking him to the attacks.
Ryan Cleary charged over cyber attack on CIA as LulzSec takes revenge. 19-year-old charged with computer misuse relating to SOCA website hackThought to be leader of the notorious Lulz Security hacking groupFBI seized servers run by Swiss web hosting company DigitalOne as the arrest took placeLulzSec claims it has brought down the official Brazilian Government websiteIt said it did NOT hack into Britain's census information as one website alleged By Rebecca Camber and Colin Fernandez and Lucy Collins Updated: 19:34 GMT, 22 June 2011.
Cyber law, hacktivism, extradition and 'oppressive' response LulzSec’s Tflow released on bail. British police have released a 16-year-old hacker on bail.
Known as "Tflow," the suspect is allegedly linked to both LulzSec and Anonymous. According to a U.S. law enforcement official, Tflow was a "significant player" in coordinated attacks against various corporate and government websites, including the CIA, Visa, Mastercard, Sony and Fox. "In respect to his capability and alleged membership in this group that can cripple online entities, and the alleged act he [is] accused of committing - carrying out coordinated DDoS attacks - yes, he's a significant subject of the investigation," the official told FoxNews. "He was significant enough to be arrested in an international, coordinated, law-enforcement takedown. " Tflow was arrested earlier this week as part of an international crackdown against Anonymous. The anti-Anonymous operation kicked off on Tuesday morning in the U.S. when 10 FBI agents swept the Baldwin, Long Island, home of Giordani Jordan and seized at least one laptop. Anonymous DDoS swoop results in five arrests.
Police have arrested five young men on suspicion of taking part in distributed denial-of-service attacks launched by Anonymous, the group that has targeted corporate sites for attack in defence of Wikileaks.
The Metropolitan Police have arrested five young men in connection with DDoS attacks launched by Anonymous. Photo credit: Metropolitan Police. Five ‘Anonymous’ Hackers Arrested Over WikiLeaks.