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Posted: Jun 21st 2011 6:14PM Ashane said

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@Puremallace

The guy they arrested merely hosts one of their many IRC servers.

Its akin to arresting the web admin of pastebin for some of the stuff that gets put on there. Silly, and in the end accomplishes nothing except make the enforcement agency's look foolish.

Posted: Jun 21st 2011 6:18PM Fabius Bile said

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10 bucks say they got some poor idiot that prolly participated in the DDoS attacks because he tot it would make him cool, but the real masterminds behind all the attacks are just as safe as ever.

Posted: Jun 21st 2011 6:26PM Dril said

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@Fabius Bile

£5 says the guy had nothing to do with the DDOS attacks, was merely visiting the same sites some of the hackers used, and was accidentally arrested and suffered a heart attack, from the experience, killing or seriously injuring.

Scotland Yard's good at that sort of stuff.
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Posted: Jun 21st 2011 6:26PM (Unverified) said

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If this guy was just hosting IRC servers then he hasn't done anything illegal. So far we have yet to hear of anything else he is supposed to have done.

I'm much more interested in the (hopefully) impending arrest of the snitches Lulzsec outed today. Should be fun to watch.

Posted: Jun 21st 2011 6:32PM (Unverified) said

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As a former member of the Intelligence community...rofl...LulzSec is safe.

Posted: Jun 21st 2011 7:19PM Alex Oglitchkin said

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By arresting anyone that could be even closely attempting to aid LulzSec will get jail time until they finally get someone who can deliver the members. Just cutting off ties slowly will get the job done.

Posted: Jun 21st 2011 7:47PM TekkaGules said

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The only protection that groups like LulzSec have are made of 1s and 0s. The second it spills over into meatspace where computers involved can be analyzed and people can be interrogated? Game over.

Posted: Jun 21st 2011 9:00PM Sorithal said

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LulzSec is actually fairly interesting imo after reading up on them. Though I don't see how hacking/messing with video game companies helps their supposed main goal of taking down government control over the 'net.

And if they screw things up it means that chances are the US and other countries will use this as an excuse to try and grab control of the Internet saying "we'll protect you from hackers like these!"

Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 3:43AM ErikC said

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@Sorithal Yeah. Probably not the most well thought out plan. I humbly submit (and I know this is crazy!) that perhaps, deep down, they mostly just have always wanted to fuck with shit, and that the stated goal of the organization appeals to them not because it matches their own rationally established ideals, but because by deciding to embrace said ideals, they get to totally fuck with shit.
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Posted: Jun 21st 2011 9:25PM Crsh said

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I thought the guy was just LulzSec's IRC channel/server operator, at least that's what LulzSec said (I know, I know, could mean anything).

Posted: Jun 21st 2011 10:42PM Kalex716 said

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@Crsh

Yea but if you are the guy that owns the bar that the mobsters hang out in.... come on.... you are liable to get taken into custody for questioning if you're not careful from time to time.

And if you are a stupid, bad, IRC host, they might even be able to pin you with some crimes by association and stuff. Remember, cyber crime laws are a new thing and its probably a whoooollleee mess of grey areas.... We're talkin' "planting a weapon at a crime scene shady". Not saying its right, just saying.
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Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 6:37AM bobfish said

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@Crsh

He is a little more than that, he's the guy that tried to take over Anonymous earlier in the year and was kicked out. LulzSec appeared shortly after that happened, so there is more than a little circumstance there. He's also known to be behind DDoS attacks going back as far as 2008, so he's not exactly an innocent.

Besides, at the very least his IRC server will have logs and data that could help the authorities track down the other members of LulzSec.
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Posted: Jun 21st 2011 10:51PM Graill440 said

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This is good news, now the CIA and FBI can brush up on their waterboarding tech. Grin.

Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 1:00PM Decanus said

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@Graill440
yhea attacking corporations you might get away with but messing with the CIA and various other members of the alphabet party is just asking for some prison time.
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Posted: Jun 21st 2011 11:54PM kasapina said

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I've always believed that there is a reason for them to make the attacks openly - they don't strike me as the kind of crackers that do it for the money. If they were of that type, they wouldn't be performing on-demand DDoS.
They could be doing it to show to the public and companies how lax security is: if those guys are doing it openly, there is a good possibility that many others are stealing info and just selling it without, you know, taunting the whole Internet about it.
Or, they could just be attention whores. I would expect that more from script kiddies though, and those guys do have some more aptitude than that.

Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 12:03AM Space Cobra said

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Actually, at your sister site at Joystiq, on a recent article (even more attacks, this time on Sega), some links were given by responses. Very interesting links on people who have decided to take the fight to lulzsec.

Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 12:25AM Viiral said

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HE IS NOT PART OF LULZSEC:

Why do medi do zero research and post fals info.

Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 1:10AM Furdinand said

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@Ashane It ruins Ryan Cleary's day. Got to start somewhere. That's enough for now.

Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 2:10AM FrostPaw said

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Of course, if he was someone important, lulzsec would look pretty cool about it if they just dismissed it and claimed he was nobdoy important wouldn't they?

Maybe they have nobody, maybe they have somebody, you don't openly admit they have somebody though, that is stupid.

Posted: Jun 22nd 2011 2:58AM Interitus said

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@Ashane
But you need to start somehwere. It's all fun and games until the police arrive at your door. If this person knows anything, we don't know. But if he will carry the lulzsec attitude into an interrigation room, i don't think so. Despite the trouble they've caused they aren't hardened criminals

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