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Jake Davis named as suspected hacker Topiary by UK police

Jake Davis named as suspected hacker Topiary by UK police

Jake Davis, 18, from Shetland has been named as the suspected hacker Topiary by British police.

He will appear in court tomorrow.

Is Daniel Akerman the LulzSec spokesman Topiary? The video evidence

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Watch videos of Anonymous spokesman Topiary and Daniel Akerman Sandberg and decide for yourself if they're the same person.

Topiary: did police arrest the wrong man in LulzSec investigation?

Topiary: Have the police arrested the right man?

Theories spread across the net that LulzSec may be having the last laugh over the arrest of the alleged hacker "Topiary" yesterday.

So, did the police arrest the right man or not?

LulzSec hacking suspect 'Topiary' arrested in the Shetland Islands

LulzSec hacking suspect 'Topiary' arrested in the Shetland Islands

An 18-year old man, believed to be "Topiary" of the LulzSec hacktivist gang, has been arrested by British police in the Shetland Islands, under suspicion of launching hacking attacks against a number of websites.

LulzSec and Anonymous hacker suspects arrested by US, UK and Dutch authorities

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Computer crime authorities will be hoping that they have struck a significant blow against the Anonymous and LulzSec hacking groups, following a series of raids and arrests on both sides of the Atlantic.

FBI searches homes of suspected Anonymous hacktivists in New York

FBI searches homes of suspected Anonymous hackers in New York

Homes in Long Island and Brooklyn, New York, are raided by FBI agents searching for evidence related to a series of denial of service attacks.

Anonymous responds after suspected hacktivists arrested in Italy and Switzerland

12-year-old Canadian boy admits to hacking police and government sites for Anonymous

Anonymous downplays significance of police action in Italy and Switzerland against alleged hacktivists.

FBI searches LulzSec suspect's home in Hamilton, Ohio

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The international investigation into the notorious LulzSec hacking gang continues, with news that FBI agents have searched a house in Hamilton, Ohio.

MasterCard.com brought down in apparent Wikileaks-motivated internet attack

MasterCard.com website down after apparent internet attack

MasterCard's website was knocked offline following what appears to be a WikiLeaks-inspired internet attack by hacktivists against it.

Once again, a denial-of-service attack is a hactivist's best friend - but don't forget they're illegal.

The end of LulzSec? Hacking group says it is disbanding, after 50 days of attacks

The end of LulzSec? Hacking group says it is disbanding, after 50 days of attacks

LulzSec says its 50 day cruise is over, and it must now sail into the distance.

Has the hacking group really abandoned ship?

Ryan Cleary charged with LulzSec DDoS attack on SOCA and other websites

Ryan Cleary charged with LulzSec DDoS attack on SOCA

Suspected hacker charged with attacks on SOCA, BPI and IFPI websites.

'LulzSec suspect' arrest makes for interesting headlines

'LulzSec suspect' arrest makes for interesting headlines

The arrest of a 19-year-old man suspected of being connected with the LulzSec internet attacks against various organisations has certainly made the headlines. Graham Cluley takes a closer look at the front pages of the UK press.

'LulzSec suspect' arrested by New Scotland Yard

'LulzSec suspect' arrested by New Scotland Yard

UK police have arrested a man suspected of being involved in the LulzSec hacks and denial-of-service attacks.

SOCA website scalp claimed by LulzSec in apparent DDoS attack

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SOCA website falls off the net as LulzSec hackers announce it is their latest target.

World Cup DDoS blackmailer sentenced to jail

World Cup DDoS blackmailer sentenced to jail

A man who extorted money out of online gambling websites in the run-up to the 2010 Football World Cup in South Africa has been sent to jail.

CIA website brought down by DDoS attack, LulzSec hackers claim responsibility

CIA website brought down by attack, LulzSec claims responsibility

The CIA's website is currently inaccessible, having apparently fallen foul of a LulzSec distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

EVE Online and other gaming websites hit by LulzSec DDoS attack

EVE Online and other gaming websites hit by LulzSec DDoS attack

EVE Online, Minecraft, League of Legends and Escapist Magazine all feel the pain as their websites are attacked by LulzSec.

32 Anonymous suspects arrested in Turkey

32 Anonymous suspects arrested in Turkey

Turkish police are reported to have detained 32 people in connection with Anonymous internet attacks on government websites.

WordPress.com targeted by DDoS attack

Wordpress.com targeted by DDoS attack

WordPress.com, home to millions of blogs around the world, is currently being hit by an "extremely large" distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

Westboro Baptist Church and Anonymous come to internet blows

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Anonymous supporters have launched a DDoS attack against Westboro Baptist Church, the group famous for picketing military funerals with anti-gay signs.