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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    PaulT (profile), 29 Jul 2011 @ 5:20am

    Re: "A group calling themselves the Web Ninjas..."

    They may call themselves web ninjas, but your troll-fu is weak today...

    Seriously, you use something in a linked story to try and attack Mike, then go on the offensive against "you people" for things nobody here has said.

    "Scotland seems to have some odder-than-usual activity: "Gay Girl in Damascus", who turned out to be a 40 year old American, was residing there."

    So, Americans are weird and spend their time trolling. I think there's another strange American who goes by the handle out_of_the_blue - what's his excuse?

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