Anonymous Australia Disavows Self-Proclaimed LulzSec Leader
Australian police trumpet hacktivist mastermind takedown, but Anonymous dismisses him as a wannabe.
Australian police this week arrested IT professional Matt Flannery, 24, on charges of defacing a government website.
According to the police charges, Flannery (aka "Aush0k") "attacked and defaced a government website" and accessed one or more sites without authorization.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) said his arrest resulted from a two-week investigation that commenced after a government website had been defaced. "This individual was operating from a position of trust who had access to sensitive information from clients including government agencies," said the AFP's manager of cybercrime operations commander, Glen McEwen, in a Wednesday press briefing. "The AFP believes this man's skill sets and access to this type of information presented a considerable risk for Australian society." Read full story on InformationWeek
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