Self-proclaimed leader of LulzSec hacking group arrested

Forensics officers examining items during a search warrant following the arrest of the self-proclaimed leader of the LulzSec international hacker group at a town 75km north of Sydney.  Photo: AFP

A self-proclaimed leader of the LulzSec international hacking group has been arrested in Australia, police say, after charging him with attacking and defacing a government website. The 24-year-old information technology professional, who went by the online identity "ozshock", was seized at his office in a town 80 kilometres north of Sydney on Tuesday.

Thursday, 25 April, 2013, 3:41am

Reflections: royal alliance

Reflections: royal alliance

The former king of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk, died earlier this month in China, a country that sheltered and helped him at critical points. 

27 Oct 2012 - 11:20pm

GoDaddy Web outage takes out small businesses

Thousands and possibly millions of websites hosted by went down for several hours on Monday, causing trouble for the mainly small businesses that rely on the service.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Hacker threatens July 1 chaos

A Hong Kong member of the US-based hacking group Anonymous - who claims to have paralysed several government websites with cyber attacks - says he plans similar attacks in Hong Kong and the mainland as part of the July 1 protests.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

How to surf the Net and be invisible

Certain politicians in the US government have been trying to put pressure on American companies such as Yahoo, Google, Microsoft and others to not help the Chinese government censor the content of the internet.

The politicians will grandstand and debate this issue, but some technology experts think they can help in a different way.

28 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Poison pens

Anonymous letters, it seems, play a large role in Hong Kong. Whenever anyone suffers a grievance, real or imagined, the first thing he or she seems to do is to sit down and write an anonymous letter, accusing someone - a superior, a government department or a private company - of all kinds of imaginable evils.

11 Nov 2003 - 12:00am