Potential Lulz: Security Experts Think UK Police Tricked Into Arresting The Wrong Person Over LulzSec Hacks

from the now-wouldn't-that-be-funny dept

Police in the UK recently reported that they had arrested a hacker who goes by the name Topiary, and often acts as the spokesperson for LulzSec. There's just one problem. A number of the people who follow LulzSec closely (and who have attempted to expose who they really are) note that much of the evidence they have suggests that Topiary is someone entirely different, and that the real Topiary purposely copied his "identity" from a "troll." They're suggesting that the police caught the "troll" instead of the real Topiary. At this point, who knows what's the actual situation, but it wouldn't surprise me if the folks involved in LulzSec were slightly better at covering their tracks (or using misdirection) than the police were at tracking them...

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    out_of_the_blue, 29 Jul 2011 @ 5:11am

    Re: "masterminds behind LulzSec and Anonymous..."

    Are probably FBI agents doing yet another set up of witless patsies, as in the numerous "terrorists" rounded up for show trial. Activities of these "masterminds" just happen to be handy for justifying an increase of surveillance and requiring ISPs to keep extensive logs. So at best, this publicly touted yet not actually serious "hacking" is helping the police state along.

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