LulzSec suspect 'to be examined for Sony data'

LulzSec suspect 'to be examined for Sony data'

By Rob Crossley

June 21st 2011 at 1:49PM

Scotland Yard confirms arrested man's link with LulzSec; won't rule out involvement in PSN breach

The teenager arrested in connection with a recent craze of website hacks will have his possessions examined for evidence linking him to the PSN attack, Scotland Yard has told Develop.

The Metropolitan Police today arrested a 19 year-old Essex man in connection with a wave of website security breaches.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told Develop that the suspect was specifically charged in connection with a DDOS attack on the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) website.

LulzSec, an internet hacking group, previously suggested it was responsible for the attack on the SOCA website.

But Scotland Yard believes there may be another link, between the hacker and the attack on the PlayStation Network.

A Met spokesperson told Develop “we will examine the individual for any Sony data”, and confirmed this was in relation to the PlayStation Network breach.

In April, over 77 million PSN customer accounts were compromised following a critical data hack.

A separate internet hacking group, Anonymous, has been blamed for this but denies involvement.

Earlier today, Scotland Yard said a search of the LulzSec suspect’s address in Essex has “led to the examination of a significant amount of material”.

The teenager, who has not been named, is thought to currently be in custody at a central London police station.