Essex youth arrested for hacking

The Metropolitan Police Central e-Crime Unit confirms that a 19-year-old man from Wickford, Essex, has been arrested under the Computer Misuse Act and Fraud Act following “an investigation into network intrusions and DDOS attacks against a number of international business and intelligence agencies”, in cooperation with the FBI. Channel 4 News reports that the man is a “mastermind” of the hacking group Lulzsec.