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LulzSec says it's outing two who may have led to arrest of an alleged hacker

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The hacker group LulzSec posted the identities of two people it claimed had snitched on it and provided information that may have led to the arrest of a teen hacker in England.

"These goons begged us for mercy after they apologized to us all night for leaking some of our affiliates' logs. There is no mercy on The Lulz Boat," the group said on PasteBin Tuesday.

Along with their addresses, LulzSec posted their names, aliases, instant -message screen names, IP addresses and the phone number for one of them.

LulzSec's main target was a man who goes by m_nerva on the Internet, and who the group claims posted a chat log of one of its internal conversations.

"Remember this tweet, m_nerva, for I know you'll read it: your cold jail cell will be haunted with our endless laughter. Game over, child," LulzSec tweeted.

The group also published the name of another man, saying he was an associate of m_nerva. LulzSec said the two were behind the hacking of video game "Deus Ex" and other cyber-crime, in the statement addressed to the "FBI & other law enforcement clowns."

Attempts to reach the two men by phone and by instant messaging were unsuccessful.

The post comes hours after a 19-year-old man in England, identified as Ryan by news reports, was arrested. LulzSec said the man was indirectly connected to the group, and it claimed the two men provided information that led to his arrest.

"RIP Ryan. Narced by m_nerva," read a tweet from an account believed to belong to the leader of LulzSec, known on the Web as Sabu.

LulzSec has taken responsibility for hacking websites belonging to or associated with the CIA, the FBI and Sony Corp.

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-- Salvador Rodriguez

twitter.com/sal19

Image: A screen shot of a tweet posted on an account believed to belong to the leader of LulzSec. Credit: Twitter

 
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