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Self-Proclaimed LulzSec Leader Arrested In Australia 127

New submitter AlbanX writes "An IT professional working in Sydney has been arrested for hacking a government website as part of the LulzSec movement. The 24-year-old man, residing in Point Clare, was arrested at his workplace late yesterday. He claimed to be the leader of the hacker movement. 'Police say he was in a "position of trust" within the company and had access to information on government clients. The AFP says its investigation began less than two weeks ago when investigators found a government website had been compromised. The man has been charged with two counts of unauthorised modification of data to cause impairment and one count of unauthorised access to a restricted computer system. He faces a maximum of 12 years in jail.'"
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Self-Proclaimed LulzSec Leader Arrested In Australia

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  • Re:Translation (Score:4, Informative)

    by GumphMaster ( 772693 ) on Wednesday April 24, 2013 @01:31AM (#43533697)

    [but nobody noticed or cared enough, so you don't know which one] The AFP confirmed it was not a Federal Government website. [are the afraid we'll laugh if they mention the site?]

    Somebody mentioned it because the ABC is reporting []:

    The LulzSec group allegedly broke into Australian Government departments, universities and schools in 2011. Some of the targets included AusAid, Victorian Government departments and local councils in Victoria and New South Wales.

  • Re:Why'd he do it? (Score:0, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 24, 2013 @01:31AM (#43533699)

    LinkedIn says he worked for Tenable Network Security ( ), so he wasn't working for government

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