(CBS/ZDNET) - LulzSec has responded via Twitter to reports that the arrested 19-year-old man, suspected of hacking attacks on international businesses and intelligence agencies, is the mastermind behind the infamous hacking collective.
"Seems the glorious leader of LulzSec got arrested, it's all over now... wait... we're all still here!" LulzSec tweeted Tuesday morning. "Which poor bastard did they take down?"
The Metropolitan Police said the teenager is in custody on suspicion of hacking and fraud offenses following a joint operation by its Internet crimes unit and the FBI.
According to ZDNet, investigators would not say whether the man is believed to be linked to either Anonymous or LulzSec, which have claimed responsibility for a string of high-profile attacks on targets such as the PlayStation Network, the CIA web page and the U.S. Senate computer system.
Most recently, Lulz Security said it had hacked into Britain's census data, obtaining the records of "every single citizen." Census officials said they were investigating the claim.
The Associated Press reports that the teenager was arrested late Monday in the commuter town of Wickford, about 35 miles northeast of London, and taken to a central London police station for questioning.