—British police dealing with digital crime have apprehended a 19-year-old in Essex, England, accused of participating in LulzSec’s recent rash of bold online assaults. This would mark the first time an actual human’s been nabbed since the Lulz riot started.
The investigators, working with FBI authorities as well, ZDNet UK reports, arrested the teen under charges from the Computer Misuse Act and Fraud Act—presumably tying him to LulzSec’s wave of leaks, DDoS strikes, and yesterday’s joint declaration of international internet war alongside Anonymous, the first target of which was the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency. The BBC reports that “Searches at a residential address in Wickford, Essex, following the arrest last night have led to the examination of a significant amount of material. These forensic examinations remain ongoing,” quoting a Scotland Yard rep. [ZDNet UK]