UPDATE: Lulzsec is now saying that they were unaware of any UK Census attack, and equally unaware of any arrests. More updates follow orginal story below. Last night a post appeared on Pastebin attributed to the hacker group Lulzsec claiming that they had stolen the entirety of the 2011 UK Census data. Shortly thereafter, news outlets began reporting that UK police had taken 19-year old into custody, whom is reportedly related to the hacker group. From Pastebin:
Greetings Internets, We have blissfully obtained records of every single citizen who gave their records to the security-illiterate UK government for the 2011 census We're keeping them under lock and key though... so don't worry about your privacy (...until we finish re-formatting them for release) Myself and the rest of my Lulz shipmates will then embark upon a trip to ThePirateBay with our beautiful records for your viewing pleasure!Unlike previous attacks, the UK Census claim was not accompanied by any announcement over Lulzsec's Twitter feed, which has been the primary mouthpiece of the organization.