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LulzSec hacking suspect 'Topiary', arrested in Shetlands, is 18 years old

UK police have arrested an 18-year-old man in the Shetland Islands as part of an investigation into hacking collective LulzSec. The police reckon the man is group spokesman 'Topiary'.

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man in the Shetland Islands as part of an investigation into the infamous hacking collective LulzSec. The police reckon the man they've arrested is 'Topiary', the group's main spokesman.

The man was arrested on Wednesday, the BBC reports, and is being transported to London while the police rifle through his drawers.

Other hacking suspects have been arrested recently, including Ryan Cleary from Essex who was collared in June, and a 16-year-old known online as Tflow, who has been released on bail.

Topiary is reckoned to be the person who ran LulzSec's Twitter account, which has been quiet since yesterday morning. Topiary's own Twitter account now contains only one tweet, which reads, "You cannot arrest an idea."

LulzSec disbanded just over a month ago, but got back together for what now looks like a Beatles rooftop-style final hack -- breaking into the Sun's website and redirecting visitors to a spoof page that falsely reported Rupert Murdoch had been found dead after ingesting palladium and stumbling into his famous topiary garden.

Before this encore, LulzSec hacked into Sony, Nintendo and the FBI's websites, boasting about its conquests on Twitter using meme-heavy lingo and releasing stolen information through torrent site The Pirate Bay.

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