This is devastating to the organization. We’re chopping off the head of LulzSec.
FBI official to Fox News on the arrest of key members of the hacktivist group LulzSec. The Atlantic Wire, FBI Says LulzSec Hacker Kingpin Was an Informant.
Apparently arrested in New York was LulzSec “leader” Hector Xavier Monsegur. Additional arrests occurred in England, Ireland and Chicago.
While reports are coming in from all over, here’s what we’re finding interesting this morning.
Guardian: News International Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks resigns. Brooks was News of the World editor when reporters hacked the phone of a missing girl which lead investigators astray as the reporters deleted messages so they could hear new ones coming in. The girl, it turns out, was murdered.
BBC: The FBI is opening an investigation into whether News Corp sought to hack phones of 9/11 victims.
WSJ: Rupert Murdoch says News Corp is handling the phone hacking crisis “extremely well in every possible way,” and calls reports that the company might sell off its newspaper assets “pure and total rubbish.”