Hacking Group LulzSec in Spotlight as 19-year old Taken into Custody

Friday, June 24, 2011

British police have arrested 19-year old Ryan Cleary.  They've connected him to Lulz Security, or LulzSec, a hacking group that has been on an Internet crime spree in recent weeks.  The group has attacked sites and networks belonging to the United States Senate, the Central Intelligence Agency and Sony, among others.

British Police have labeled the 19-year old suspect a "criminal mastermind", but Cleary's supporters call him a "hacktivist".  Ravi Somaiya has been covering the story for our partner The New York Times.  He joins the show, to talk about what's next for what he calls the "brazen hacking group".

Guests:

Ravi Somaiya

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