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Scotland Yard says Topiary, 'hactivist' spokesman, is in custody

July 27, 2011 | 10:44 am

atopiary on Twitter

London's Metropolitan Police agency, better known as Scotland Yard, says it has arrested a 19-year-old man its believes is a spokesman for LulzSec and Anonymous, known online as Topiary.

"The man arrested is believed to be linked to an ongoing international investigation in to the criminal activity of the so-called 'hacktivist' groups Anonymous and LulzSec, and uses the online nickname 'Topiary' which is presented as the spokesperson for the groups," police said Wednesday. Police have yet to release the suspect's real name.

"He was arrested at a residential address in the Shetland Islands and is currently being transported to a police station in central London. A search is ongoing at the address."

Scotland Yard also said it was searching a home in Lincolnshire and that a 17-year-old male was "being interviewed under caution in connection with the inquiry," though he had not been arrested.

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-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles

Twitter.com/nateog

Image: A screenshot of the Twitter page believed to belong to Topiary, an occasional spokesman for the hacker groups LulzSec and Anonymous. Credit: Twitter

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